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St George's Kiwanis Club makes special donation to Orange Bay school

Monday, September 17, 2018

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THE Kiwanis Club of St George's - Buff Bay on Friday made a special donation to the Orange Bay School for Early Stimulation as part of its push for early childhood development.

The club donated a smart television, chairs and educational DVDs to the Portland school.

Principal Charmain Wilks said that the donation is timely and expressed gratitude for the gesture.

“We are thankful for the gift as it will enhance our method of delivery by utilising the technology available and the educational DVDs will stimulate the students and our facility will be much more comfortable and accommodating,” she said.

The items were handed over by the club's director Roxanne Valentine Donegan and President Barbara Lewey.

Dawn-Marie Richard, who was instrumental in getting the items, said that the school was selected by the Kiwanis Foundation of Jamaica for the grant after Valentine Donegan did the proposal among hundreds of other clubs in Jamaica.

“We hope that this gift will help you all students, teachers and parents in the education of the children. We are also looking at doing more and possibly replacing the chalk -boards to whiteboards in short order,” she said.

Deon Evans, who spoke on behalf of the parents, said they are all grateful for the donation.

“We are thankful that you considered us. This will help us in the development of our children and the school. We were overwhelmed when we heard of the donation and for you coming on board and bringing early stimulation to a higher level,” she said.

— Everard Owen

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