Despite the challenges of a volcanic eruption and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Start Bright Tus-T Water free school breakfast initiative programme continues to serve up healthy meals to the nation’s children.
The programme is continuing with the same 75 schools boosted by a new collaboration with local conglomerate Coreas Distribution, a release from Tus-T Water states.
Some 900 children, an increase of 165 are now benefiting from the programme that provides a free nutritional breakfast (sanctioned by the Ministry of Health) in schools throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Chief Executive Officer of Tus-T Water Dwight Hillocks, said that in view of the recent challenges and decreasing sales of its products, the collaboration with Coreas Distribution has made this expansion possible.
The programme was piloted six years ago during the 2015/16 academic school year and now also includes the Liberty Lodge Boys Home whose residents receive breakfast year- round.