Petite Savanne Primary gets facelift

Petite SavanneThe Petite Savanne Primary School received a facelift through a programme established by the National Bank of Dominica Ltd. Earlier this year, NBD launched Beyond Banking, a staff volunteer programme that focuses on community development and presents employees of the Bank with an opportunity to give back to their communities.

The first project under this programme started in June at the Petite Savanne Primary School, with the erection of a fence surrounding the school’s grounds. A team of community workers also installed a front gate, repaired the existing back gate and fixed the retaining wall. The project was completed over the August Monday weekend with the undertaking of a beautification project.

“We wanted to secure the school’s grounds and protect our children” stated Nellisa Anslem, employee at NBD and team leader of the project.   Ms. Anselm explained that, “the completed project allows the students and teachers to enjoy a safe and secure environment, and provides beautiful surroundings for our children to learn, socialize and enjoy their childhood. The bonus… parents can have peace of mind while at work, knowing that their child is safe in a comfortable environment.”

“The project was well received by the school” continued Ms. Anselm, “I am proud to have assisted my community, while living NBD’s mandate – to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”

Volunteers of the project included NBD’s employees, parents and teachers of the Petite Savanne Primary School and other community members. Support was also provided by other corporate citizens and governmental departments throughout the project. These include Maxroy Trading, The Forestry Division, The Local Government Departments and Carib Sand & Stones. The Parliamentary Representative for Petite Savanne, Dr. Kenneth Darroux also gave his support to the project. Special assistance was given by Mac’s Plant Nursery, who donated some of the plants and lent his expertise to the beautification project.

Through the Beyond Banking Staff Volunteer Programme, NBD staff members can submit proposals for projects that they wish to undertake in their community.  Successful projects are funded to a tune of $5,000, and the winning staff applicants lead a group of staff and community volunteers to implement the project.

“It’s an avenue for staff to make Dominica a better place, starting in their own local communities,” said Michael Bird, Managing Director of NBD.  “This programme gives staff the opportunity to participate in a more meaningful way in the development of their communities.”

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  1. gwaj
    August 9, 2013

    Positive vibes but one thing, is the same faces doing the work each time. That man in the pic dances jing ping, quadrille, on all committee in T-Savanne etc. I don’t even know his name but I know that he is very involved because I see him in all community projects. Where are the other young people who need to step up and play their part?

  2. sexy
    August 8, 2013

    well done :lol:

    August 8, 2013

    That’s great to see!!! Somebody tell that man please stop digging, I put something by that coconut tree! :oops:

  4. anasa
    August 8, 2013

    oh that’s my place , where my heart will always be, that’s the first school of fun and laughter I knew. and its good to see lisa on board.

  5. man doesn't bribe me
    August 8, 2013

    Good job

  6. Marigotian
    August 8, 2013

    Good job Lisa!

  7. Nestyy
    August 8, 2013

    awwwww my primary school… the better days of my primary school days were spent at the library :)
    its good to see our very own Nelissa doing the presentation…

  8. I say so
    August 8, 2013

    A cover-up to make the drug sting go away.

    • Konet Vive
      August 9, 2013

      whoever dat is dat is very bad. because dat is nt the first plaace dey getting drugs in dominica . every thing for allu is drugs.. #sacway inyohwan#

  9. *@*@
    August 8, 2013

    That’s the Petite Savanne that I know – where people cooperate and get things done. This news is more uplifting than the other articles from the same community of the previous two weeks.

  10. somebody else
    August 7, 2013

    Great job NBD for the initiative along with the other sponsors..positive vibes in the community.

  11. Observer
    August 7, 2013

    Novel initiative NBD!!! Great way to integrate staff, bank and community.

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