January 28, 2014
NUSS donates to student affected by Christmas Eve disaster

Casran Hackshaw, a fourth form student of the North Union Secondary School who was left homeless after the Christmas Eve floods washed away his entire home is being helped to get back on his feet.{{more}}Casran lived with his mom, Leotha Hackshaw at ‘Parsha’ in South Rivers.

The principal, staff, students and parents of the school responded overwhelmingly to the student’s cry for help. An activity dubbed ‘Canfest’ was organized by the school and held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the school’s auditorium. Each student was asked to give at least one ‘can’ of food or an item of stationery or toiletry in exchange for an impromptu entertainment package comprising songs and dances. Several boxes of food items, toiletry and stationery were collected at this function.

Casran Hackshaw, through the school, will also be the recipient of a significant donation of US $1,000 from Paisley Boney and Family of Atlanta, Georgia. Mr Boney and his family were guests at the Sunrise Villa in Mustique when they learnt about the disaster. They wanted to make a direct contribution to a student. Mr Andrew Latchman, manager/butler, Sunrise Villa, Mustique was instrumental in securing this donation for the school.

Odika Greene, Calees Williams and Caleesia Williams, all students of the school, also suffered minor losses during the disaster. A sum of $445 which was collected from the principal, staff and students will be shared among the students, to replace books and shoes that were destroyed.

A handing over ceremony is planned for today at 10:30 a.m. at the school. The public is invited to attend.