The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia and Scotiabank’s Partnership
The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia, in its continuing community service efforts, has sourced from Scotiabank two refurbished computers for donation to the New Beginnings Transit Home (NBTH).
The Transit Home, located in Cas-En-Bas, caters for up to 21 children and young people aged up to16 years on admission, and provides a protective and safe environment for those children who have been victims of any form of child abuse. Children at risk are temporarily placed at the Home until it is determined that the risk to them has been reduced or removed. At NBTH, the healing process for children in crisis begins by providing them with counselling and other therapeutic interventions which focus on their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
One of the major challenges facing the Transit Home is the inability to provide robust educational support to the children due to the absence of basic technological tools such as computers. The lack of computers places the children at the Transit Home at a further disadvantage than their peers as they are unable to conduct research, prepare reports and complete comprehensive assignment tasks. The laptops were presented to the Transit Home on Monday 27th July.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates. By bringing together the passion of its employees, the insight of its partners and the spirit of its communities, the Scotiabank Bright Future Program is helping to support opportunities for children and communities, building a brighter future for everyone.
The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia is currently in discussion with The Caribbean Event, a Charitable Organization based in Toronto, Canada, with regards to sourcing other refurbished computers for donation to a few schools throughout the rural areas in Saint Lucia.
Pictured L to R: Kristal Khodra-Auguste of Scotiabank; Ginelle Nelson, Manager (Ag) of NBTH; Andre Cherebin of The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia, and Beverly Gideon, Assistant
Manager at Scotiabank.