September 23, 2011
Church donates to Children with Special Needs

A donation to the tune of more than $9,000 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is expected to help students at the School for Children with Special Needs with their personal development.{{more}}

On Wednesday, September 21, senior members of the church, along with the faculty and executive of the school, gathered at the school’s compound at Wilson Hill, Kingstown, as the church officially handed over a brand new stove and kitchen utensils to the school, as part of the church’s missionary work.

The church also refurbished the school’s kitchen, with the installment of a number of cupboards and a ceiling fan, and on the outside, the school’s playground was regrassed.

The project took about three weeks to complete.

Chairman of the school’s management committee Leroy Lewis said that the gesture was a heart warming one, and hoped that the donation would be the beginning of a long lasting relationship between the two institutions.

School Principal Phedra Samuel, also expressing gratitude to the church, explained that the assistance, especial the refurbished kitchen, has been a boost to the school’s Home Economics Program, in which the school allows the students to perform basic kitchen duties; which, she said, was a new experience for most of the students.

Speaking on behalf of the church, Elder Angus indicated that the project was one of the many endeavors which was performed by them for a number of schools and orphanages in the region and internationally.

He was joined by Opreth Sutherland, the local church’s financial clerk, who indicated that it was the pleasure of the church to reach out to the school.

The church was presented with a plaque, which was made by the school’s wood work students. (JJ)