Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Students attending several primary schools in the Federation will be all packed and ready for school thanks to a donation of back-packs by the St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals Association of Washington D.C.
Alice Tyson, former executive member of the association, explained that the non-profit organisation came together to promote the Federation in the areas of education, culture, sports and health. This year they focused on education.
“For the past two years we’ve been having a charitable walk as soon as spring begins and last year we walked for cancer and we supported the Pink Lilly Cancer Foundation here. This year we decided to walk for backpacks and so collected monies and purchased a number of book-bags and school supplies to present to the children of primary schools of the east zone of St. Kitts and next year we will do the west zone.”
Clarice Cotton, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, stated that the ministry was very grateful for the donation.
“I would like to say a big thank you the St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals Association of Washington D.C on behalf of the Ministry of Education,” she stated. “We always appreciate when persons and organizations step forward to assist us in providing education to the students of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
One teacher expressed her gratitude to the organization.
“I would like to say a hearty thank you to the member of the St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals Association of Washington D.C for this generous contribution. It’s a good thing when the community, and this is the extended community, works with the school because it only reaps success.”
The back-packs were filled with supplies including pencils, crayons and books.
Cayon Primary, Saddler’s Primary, Edgar T. Morris Primary, Violet Petty Primary, Estridge Primary and Joshua Obadiah Primary School will all benefit from the donation.