SEVEN SCHOOLS ON Thursday, September 21 received grants towards their school feeding programmes through a local charity organisation MRI6. The total amount donated amounts to $36,120 and contributions vary from $2-thousand to $5-thousand to the individual schools, a release from the Agency for Public Information (API) states.
The recipient schools are the Georgetown Secondary School; the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia; the Girls’ High School; Bequia Community High School; Buccament Bay Secondary; Intermediate High School; Union Island Secondary school as well as the Student Support Services within the Ministry of Education.
Speaking on behalf of the principals, principal of the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia, Curtis Greaves said they are grateful for the assistance to help vulnerable students. Greaves said there are cases where students attend school without meals and this funding would assist them tremendously.
Keith Boyea and Andre Iton representing MR16 said the organisation was moved to extend its services towards the community and a number of groups and agencies have benefited. Boyea handed over the cheques to the principals of the schools on behalf of the organisation.
MRI6 is a non-profit organisation that began in 2009 which hosts fundraising activities and donates the proceeds towards community needs.
The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, the Special Olympics, the Society of and for the Blind and the St Vincent Girls’ High School have all benefited from such donations in the past.