NWC brings Christmas cheer to SOS Children’s Village
ST JAMES, Jamaica- Over 30 wards of the SOS Children’s Village in Barrett Town, St James recently benefitted from a Christmas treat courtesy of staff members of the National Water Commission (NWC) western division.
Blondel Lawrence, NWC’s acting community relations officer, said the event was part of the State agency’s annual outreach programme.
“This annual outreach initiative, which has been a part of our social responsibility programme since 2014, involves our staff making donations of tin food, personal care packages and other needed items to children in State care,”explained Lawrence.
In addition to the donations, the wards who were given cake and ice cream showed their appreciation for the entertainment package. The NWC team also conducted educative sessions on personal development during which time, team member Sharmaine Suckoo encouraged them to stay focus, believe in themselves and work towards their goals.
The team also took the opportunity to offer tips on water conservation to the wards and staff.
“The children also shared with us their various accomplishments, of which we are all so proud. Their joy and excitement will encourage us to continue to make them a priority…,” stated Lawrence.
In his response, manager of the home Hewitt Walker, expressed gratitude on behalf of the staff and wards.
“The items offered are a welcomed relief to the day-to-day activities of the home and will go a far way in alleviating some of our costs. I thank the NWC for their sacrifice and thoughtfulness,” he said.