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Digicel adopts Althea Scatliffe Primary School

- presents $5,000 to school
Director of Operations of Digicel BVI Ltd, Mr Kevin Gordon (left) hands over a cheque for $5,000 to Chair of the Virgin Islands Adopt a School Committee Brenda Lettsome-Tye to go towards the Althea Scatliffe Primary School. Photo: VINO
Students of Althea Scatliffe Primary School in song this morning, September 26, 2016. Photo: VINO
Students of Althea Scatliffe Primary School in song this morning, September 26, 2016. Photo: VINO
Principal of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Ms Marieta C. Flax-Headley said the kind gesture by Digicel is a timely one. Photo: VINO
Principal of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Ms Marieta C. Flax-Headley said the kind gesture by Digicel is a timely one. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Principal of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Mrs Marieta C. Flax-Headley is counting the educational institution’s blessings after telecommunications giant Digicel officially adopted the school at a ceremony held today, Monday September 26, 2016 at the school’s auditorium.

The Virgin Islands Adopt a School programme was established in 2007 by the Ministry of Education and Culture to foster partnerships between public and private sector organisations.

Digicel also presented a cheque of $5,000 to the school.

“It is gratifying today that I am honoured on behalf of the mighty, mighty Scatliffe to say thank you first to Digicel. The biggest and the fastest network has joined forces with the biggest and fastest school to ensure that all who enter these walls, whether student, teacher or parent, receive nothing but the best,” Ms Flax-Headley said.

Timely donation

The principal noted that all the honour, glory and praise are given to the Almighty for sending Digicel their way, and this adoption couldn’t have come at a better time since last week they embarked on a school breakfast programme and are also planning to outfit all their classrooms with books for their class libraries as they work on improving the reading levels of their students. The school is also planning on installing an intercom system.

“You see we truly serve an on time God. We believe that education is a societal issue, we thank Digicel for understanding that education is a societal issue that cannot be transformed by government alone,” she said.

‘A good marriage’

Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn, who also delivered remarks, said “I think it is a very good marriage between Digicel and the biggest and fastest primary school in the country- the Althea Scatliffe Primary School.”

He said the union only makes the school a better one and urged other companies to get involved, including adopting a block at the Elmore Stoutt High School.

Director of Operations of Digicel BVI Ltd, Mr Kevin Gordon stated that the company understands that it is not easy adopting a school with such a rich history and with the identity as the Mighty Scatliffe.

Adding, “A five thousand (5,000) dollars contribution seems small but may I add, little becomes much when God is in it.”

He pointed out that the company wants to support the school in its quest to being the best.

Acting Director of Education and Sports, as well as the Chair of the Virgin Islands Adopt a School Committee Brenda Lettsome-Tye who said she is “extremely pleased” that Digicel has joined the Adopt a school programme.

“We greatly appreciate you partnering with us to help provide for the needs of our children in the territory,” she said.

11 Responses to “Digicel adopts Althea Scatliffe Primary School”

  • wow (26/09/2016, 16:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Move Digicel. Congrats the Mighty Mighty Scatliffe!
    • rattie (26/09/2016, 19:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      But when the liberator btought in dg the same ndp said it was bad...funny how things goes around
  • old student (26/09/2016, 16:43) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Even though I'm a old student of that school I'll say it so selfish that this is the school that gets everything. If a new company come in the BVI tomorrow by the end of the week they will want to get on good terms with the people and chose to donate something and always Althea Scatliffe always be school to get upper hand. When last Carrot Bay school got something? R.O.M.P.S / Anegada or JVD school. Why this school always the ONLY school that gets everything or most things. Aging as an old student I'm grateful for all the help the school gets but it's a bit bios.
    • Hmm (26/09/2016, 19:57) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      You sound ignorant. When carrot bay school get 10 chairs asps need 100. If you not in it , you won't understand . Congrats ASPS. I know the help is needed.
      • old student (26/09/2016, 20:45) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        @hmm you took me the wrong way. I'm just saying that school gets more attention than others by a distance.
        • Hmm (27/09/2016, 08:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          maybe the other schools you talking about need people to PUSH like how the principle pushes for ASPS. she did the same when she was Leonora Delville.
  • SMH (26/09/2016, 17:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    After he spent a million on a wall now he must go beg degicel the company NDP said was bad
  • Dutty (26/09/2016, 19:14) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    yall better find 2 brain cells to rub together when a giant culture vulture says they adopt you. They not for us and if they were, they would know that there is no amount of money that can fix the problem we have in education. The people of tortola are far too complacent with the way these savages and corporations play games with their children like its a joke. The people of the BVI deserve the turmoil they're in because they KNOW it all but say nothing, maybe if the devil didnt have his hand feeding so many of yall then maybe somebody could speak up and bite the hand what baitin you and not feeding you.
  • Eagle Eye (27/09/2016, 01:27) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    All who have a digi number keep your eyes on your balance please.
  • wize up (27/09/2016, 01:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonderful jester but offering a better telecoms service will be good....


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