LIME Lends a Help­ing Hand to Dun­not­tar School

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

For more than 40 years the Dun­not­tar School has been a fer­vent ad­vo­cate for the ed­u­ca­tion and care of chil­dren with in­tel­lec­tual and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties, push­ing for their ac­cep­tance and in­clu­sion in so­ci­ety.

Presently, the school caters to 80 stu­dents who have ben­e­fited tremen­dously from its Daily Liv­ing Skills Pro­gramme. It also has a Vo­ca­tional Cen­tre and an ath­let­ics pro­gramme. Sev­eral stu­dents have gone on to rep­re­sent St. Lu­cia at the Spe­cial Olympics, gar­ner­ing medals and ac­co­lades in the process.

Recog­nis­ing the great work that the school has done and the amaz­ing ap­ti­tude of its stu­dents, LIME of­fered to as­sist the Dun­not­tar School Sports Com­mit­tee in or­gan­is­ing an ed­u­ca­tional tour to Mar­tinique from 3-10 July for 15 stu­dent ath­letes and five teach­ers. The main aim of the ex­cur­sion was to help the stu­dents be­come more in­de­pen­dent when trav­el­ling. LIME fi­nanced the air fares for three of the stu­dents. LIME’s do­na­tion is a fur­ther demon­stra­tion of the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to fo­cus its con­tri­bu­tions in­creas­ingly to­wards sports and ed­u­ca­tion, par­tic­u­larly in the schools. So far this year, LIME has pro­vided tens of thou­sands of dol­lars in fi­nan­cial, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port to var­i­ous schools is­land-wide, to as­sist with their an­nual sport­ing events and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

LIME Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Shar­lene Jn. Bap­tiste, said, “As a com­pany, we feel duty bound to do what­ever we can to make the stu­dents’ lives just a lit­tle bet­ter and give them a mo­ment of glory so that peo­ple can see their abil­i­ties and the ways they are like the rest of us.”

Five Dun­not­tar School stu­dents ac­com­pa­nied by two teach­ers (far left) and LIME Mar­ket­ing Ex­ec­u­tive, Shar­lene Jn. Bap­tiste.

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