VincyCares donates school supplies in Red and Orange zones – Searchlight

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Marcia Kirton-Caesar hands a donation to a student at the School for Children with Special Needs, while other students and principal Naseem Smith look on

A small delegation of VincyCares principals recently visited schools on the Leeward and Leeward sides to deliver school supplies and Covid-related items to high schools hardest hit by the La Soufriere volcano eruption in April 2021.

VincyCares donates school supplies in the Red and Orange zones
Marcia Kirton-Caesar (left) gives a presentation to Ronald Clark, Principal of Georgetown High School, as students and teachers look on.

The supplies were donated to VincyCares by businesses and individuals in the Diaspora (US and Canada), in response to the volcano eruption relief effort.
Recipients included Sandy Bay Secondary School, Georgetown Secondary School, North Union Secondary School, New Adelphi Secondary School, George Stephens Secondary School, Barrouallie Secondary School, Troumaca Ontario Secondary School and Petit Bordel secondary school.

Principals, staff and students expressed their sincere gratitude and noted how timely the supplies were as students prepared to take their end-of-year exams.

“Thank you for your generous donations, I can assure you that the gifts we have received will be put to good use,” said Mr. Ronald Clark, Principal of Georgetown Secondary School, “they will directly benefit students and help teachers to do their jobs.”

In addition, the organization distributed bags containing supplies for teachers from various primary and secondary schools along the trip, including the school for children with special needs, located in Kingstown.

VincyCares is a New York-based non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a means by which children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines can obtain an education without having to worry about finances. The organization does this primarily through scholarships and donations of school supplies from individuals in the diaspora.

VincyCares donates school supplies in the Red and Orange zones

VincyCares donated the first scholarship in 2010 and currently operates a total of 34 active scholarships for high school and college students.

School supplies were presented by VincyCares directors Dahlia-ann Howard-Lewis, Marcia Kirton-Caesar and Franklyn Edwards.

“VincyCares will continue to focus on educating our nation’s children,” said President Gillian Arthur, “we are eternally grateful to our scholarship donors and supporters for their generosity and continued support. “

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