RUBIS St Vincent recently made a donation of PPE and other safety and school essentials to the Sandy Bay Government School and the Saint Joseph’s Convent Kingstown as they get set to begin in-person classes.
Elroy Edwards, Country Representative, RUBIS, said, “We at RUBIS are proud to continue our support of the Saint Joseph Covent and the Sandy Bay Government School especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic by providing these important items, which we hope will go a long way in helping to create a healthy and safe learning environment for both students and teachers.” He added, “As teachers and students return to the classroom, we recognize that many schools will be faced with the challenge of providing adequate essential supplies such as face masks for students, staff and parents.” The donations included school bags, sanitizers, hand soaps, dispensers and face masks.
Sister Martha Sebastien, Principal of Saint Joseph’s Convent, thanked RUBIS on behalf of the staff and student body. She said, “We wish to express a heartfelt thank you for the continuous contribution and generosity RUBIS has shown towards the school and these items will certainly help to create a safe environment for the students as we return to face-to-face learning.” She added, “May God continue to bless your work and RUBIS.”
Sandy Bay Government School’s Principal Brendon Child expressed appreciation for the safety items. He said, “It is heartwarming when a company like RUBIS steps up and show support in such a generous way and we wish to thank them for taking the initiative to look out for the safety of our children and by extension, their teachers.”
RUBIS has worked with the Saint Joseph’s Convent in the past, having sponsored their annual school sports day for a number of years as well as donating fans and white boards in 2020 in order to make the classroom environment more comfortable for students and teachers alike. This is the latest in a series of donations to assist with mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including donations of laptops and tablets along with internet connections to the Ministry of Education and PPE to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.