17 Feb 2020
February 17, 2020
As part of RUBIS’ continued contribution to education locally, the energy company has donated fans and white boards to the St. Joseph Convent Kingstown (SJCK).
The donation was made on Tuesday, February 11, and according to RUBIS’ Country Representative Elroy Edwards, the donation helps both pupils and teachers by making the environment they are operating in more comfortable.
“The donation is part of RUBIS’ continued support of education in St. Vincent and our ongoing support of the St. Joseph Convent Kingstown, which we have adopted,” Edwards said after the donation. He said that at times, the heat can become highly unbearable and to teach and learn in such an environment can be difficult.
“In the classroom students should be focusing on schoolwork, rather than the stifling conditions of heat,” commented Edwards who noted also that the chalk boards are dusty, and don’t fit in with the “wellness at school” in this modern era.
Accepting the donation, Principal of the SJCK, Antoinette Bess-Jardine said it is always a good sign when persons involved in the day to day task of educating the nation’s children receive support from the corporate community.
“It tells us that you care. It tells us that you are interested in the success of every child. RUBIS is one such company seeking out ways to contribute to the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and this does not go unnoticed.
We are truly grateful, and these fans and whiteboards are necessary tools in the classroom to make learning more comfortable,” said Bess-Jardine.
RUBIS also contributes to sports at the SJCK.
Last year, RUBIS assisted 10 students in returning to school after the summer holidays, while in December, over the last seven Christmas seasons, RUBIS employees distributed food baskets to elderly and less fortunate persons in the various communities.