Basseterre St. Kitts, August 10, 2020 (First Caribbean Central Bank)-– Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, students of the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School, the Saddlers Primary School and the St. Paul’s Primary recently celebrated their transition from primary to secondary school.
The graduation celebrations were made possible in part through donations from CIBC FirstCaribbean, which aided the purchase of trophies, certificates and prizes for the graduands.
Country Manager, Andre Cadogan, praised the respective schools for finding creative ways to ensure that the fallout from Covid 19 did not thwart their annual graduation activities.
“We at CIBC FirstCaribbean are particularly pleased to support these very important activities at a time when the nation’s schools are severely impacted by the global pandemic. Notwithstanding the impact, I am heartened by the determination and creativity of the teachers, parents and students, who have employed very novel ideas, including a drive in graduation ceremony, to commemorate this very important moment in these young people’s lives,” Mr. Cadogan said.
Representatives from each school thanked the bank and its officials on behalf of the schools, and noted that the donations were timely and extremely helpful in continuing the tradition of celebrating the academic achievements of young people in the Federation.
In addition to the contributions, the bank also spearheads several other initiatives throughout the year aimed at youth development.