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UWI Guild donates bench, pledges to paint FLPS classroom

On hand to make the donation were the 2019/2020 Guild members chapter made up of Chair Person, Latoya Winter, Deputy Chair Makeba Joseph and Academic Representative Keimar Greene who were also assisted by UWI staff members Tanisha Todd and Shanquie Pierre. Photo: Provided
 The University of the West Indies (UWI) through its Open Campus Guild of Students (BVI) initiated a community outreach program that saw the Francis Lettsome Primary School receiving a brand new lunch bench. Photo: Provided
The University of the West Indies (UWI) through its Open Campus Guild of Students (BVI) initiated a community outreach program that saw the Francis Lettsome Primary School receiving a brand new lunch bench. Photo: Provided
PARHAM TOWN, Tortola, VI – The University of the West Indies (UWI) through its Open Campus Guild of Students (BVI) initiated a community outreach program that saw the Francis Lettsome Primary School (FLPS) receiving a brand new lunch bench yesterday Friday, April 26, 2019.

The Guild built, painted and donated the bench and has also committed to the painting of a classroom, a task which the principal Mrs Deborah James described as "much needed".

On hand to make the donation were the 2019/2020 Guild members chapter made up of Chair Person, Latoya Winter, Deputy Chair Makeba Joseph and Academic Representative Keimar Greene who were also assisted by UWI staff members Tanisha Todd and Shanquie Pierre.

Hon Wheatley on hand 

In attendance to help recognize the efforts of the Guild was Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

According to a release on the initiative, the Minister not only thanked the Guild for their kind and needed donations, but spoke to the children on the importance of caring for their school community.

Hon Wheatley further recognized the observance of child awareness month and made a donation of cupcakes to the students of the school.

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