RUBIS Antigua helps the Sunshine Home for Girls with online learning

The Salvation Army’s Sunshine Home For Girls has received a helping hand from TeamRUBIS.

The energy company recently presented the Sunshine Home For Girls with a donation to assist with the development of a computer area to facilitate online learning. The facility assists teenaged girls and gives them a safe place to live and learn. With the onset of Covid-19 the young residents of the home needed to have a comfortable area to do remote schooling.

During the presentation at the Home earlier this month, Raphaelene Jackson, Sales Manager North, RUBIS explained, “In the demonstration of our commitment to the communities in which we operate, RUBIS is very pleased to offer this contribution to a most deserving and worthy beneficiary, the Salvation Army Sunshine Home for Girls, as we recognize that this pandemic continues to put a strain on the entire globe and especially on organizations which generally rely on donations for survival. We trust that this donation of EC$6792, earmarked for the retrofitting of the computer room which is essential as online learning has become vital to the continued education of our students during the pandemic, will help make the virtual learning experience that much more enjoyable for the young girls that reside here. We thank the Salvation Army Sunshine Home for the part they play in protecting and guiding our young girls.”

In thanking RUBIS, Major Barbara Forrester, Administrator at the Salvation Army, explained that the donation would assist with the completion of the much needed computer lab, which is very much required to do their studies using the Google Classroom.

During 2020, TeamRUBIS assisted the Ministry of Health with donations of PPE for essential workers, worked with the Friends of Mount St. John’s Medical Center to donate medical monitors and supported the Ministry of Social Transformation to distribute Christmas packages to those in need.