Digicel, SVGBC donate to Anglican School
January 8, 2010

Digicel, SVGBC donate to Anglican School

Digicel, in collaboration with St. Vincent and the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation (SVGBC), has made sure that a number of children from the Kingstown Anglican School are fully equipped for the new school term.{{more}}

On Wednesday, December 30, at the Salvation Army’s base on Melville Street, Marketing Manager at Digicel, Juno DeRoche, in a presentation ceremony organized by Marketing Manager at SVGBC Candice Sealey, handed over a quantity of school supplies to a number of children. Witnessing the donation and accepting on behalf of the children not present were Major Henry and Pearlene King. The gifts came as part of an initiative developed by SVGBC called “Make a child smile and make a family smile this Christmas”.

DeRoche said that she wanted to officially hand over the school supplies and also offer a little financial support “to help the kids get things they need to take them into the new school term.” DeRoche also urged other corporate entities to come on board, “because these kids are needy kids and not everyone is fortunate to get the things they need especially at this time of the year. It is better to give than receive”, stressed DeRoche, who promised “Digicel is here to lend support wherever we can, and we hope it goes along way.”

After the presentation, Sealey asked other businesses to come forward and make a donation. She congratulated Digicel on being the first business to do so and added “there are lots of unfortunate children who do not have the luxury that some others do, so we decided to go to the Salvation Army to make this a reality and together we approached Digicel”.

Sealey said that it was decided to focus on children from the Anglican School that attend the feeding program at the Salvation Army. The children were asked to prepare a wish list for themselves and their families and “we went through the wish list and tried to fulfill the wish list,” said Sealey who revealed that this is the first handing over as SVGBC will also be making a contribution.

Sandra John, mother of Kyle John, who was on hand to accept the school supplies, commented: “This will help me a lot, and I will like to say thank you.” Her son Kyle, who is a grade 4 pupil at the Anglican School, said: “Thank you for giving me the items.” Another Anglican School Grade 4 student Chavan Soleyn, who hails from Diamond, was also present. He, too, said thanks.

Among the items given by Digicel were books, bags, pens, pencils and water bottles. They also donated cash.