Rotary Clubs make donation of US$3,000 worth of supplies to primary schools; Education Director grateful

Director of Education Clare Browne is expressing appreciation to
the Rotary Clubs, which have come forward to assist several
primary schools with educational supplies.

The donation is a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Antigua
and its partners of 16 years: the Bellvue Breakfast Rotary Club and
the Kirkland Downtown Rotary Club.

On Tuesday, February 27, the clubs made the presentation to
Director Browne during a brief handover ceremony at Rotary House.
The donation included ink, coloured pencils, dry markers, folders,
pencils and other supplies.

This initiative forms part of Rotary’s “Education Through
Technology” project, which has been going on for the last 16 years.

Cordell Josiah, MBE – the local project coordinator and past
president of the Rotary Club of Antigua – says the contribution
comes out of talks between the Clubs and the Ministry of Education
about the needs of primary institutions.

Josiah says the Club is always looking for ways to give back to the
community, especially with this programme, which focuses on the
overall development of education; transformation; and keeping
young minds equipped and nurtured.

Meanwhile, the past president of the Bellvue Breakfast Club, John
Martinka, notes that the donation – valued at over US $3,000 – will
be used to furnish the primary schools with much-needed supplies.
Given the Clubs’ commitment, Browne was full of praise for their
dedicated interest in the educational development of youngsters in
Antigua and Barbuda.