Sandals Foundation assisted with the clean-up of Christ Church Girls School this morning.
The team arrived at the school at 7 a.m. armed with cutlasses, rakes, gloves, a skip and weed whackers. They were joined by members of the Christ Church Girls School Parent Teachers Association and Paradise Junior Footballers.
Public Relations Officer with Sandals Foundation David Hinds told Barbados TODAY the exercise was a part of the Foundation’s community commitment.
“Today we received a call from the [Christ Church Girls] Parent Teacher Association to assist with the debushing drive and gladly we rounded up the Sandals Foundation volunteers and brought some tools and we’re also joined by the Paradise Footballers who are also one of our sponsored programmes,” he said.
Hinds said that the debushing exercise was sentimental for the Sandals Foundation as they celebrated their 10th anniversary just a week ago.
“Today is even more special for us. Sandals Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary last week and so 10 years of being in existence and doing things like this is a great Sunday to come out and feel good about ourselves and know that we have given back to the community in a positive way,” he said.
The principal of Christ Church Girls School Orlaine Ben said the school welcomed the assistance.
“We are partnering with Sandals, some teachers, parents, and Paradise Football Club to clean up the environs of the school. It is important that we find partnerships in the community to assist the Government in maintaining the school and to ensure the safety and the health of the students when they come into the building,” she said.(LG)