Port of Spain, Trinidad. October 30th, 2020: As part of Angostura’s continuing efforts to provide assistance to its fenceline community of Morvant/Laventille, 17 SEA students from primary schools in the area were presented with book vouchers and stationery supplies that will assist them in getting ready for their new secondary schools. Principals of the primary schools indicated that despite the challenges their students faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them passed for schools of their choice, including St. George’s College, St. Francois Girls’ College, Providence Girls’ Catholic School and Trinity College.
Angostura’s CEO (Ag.) Mr. Ian Forbes says, “Angostura® understands the significance of education for our future leaders and as a Company, we will continue to do what we can to assist the students within our fenceline community especially during these challenging times.”
The Principals expressed their gratitude to Angostura® for the support of the schools and the students from the community. Principal of the Excel Beetham Estate Government Primary School, Ms. Ann Antoine said, “Despite the economic challenges affecting all businesses, Angostura® is still contributing financially to students’ transition into secondary schools. You were the first Company to step up and support our children’s transition back into the classroom in July with the donation of sinks, signs, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. This assisted us in giving our children an opportunity to review their work safely, so that they could have a better chance to perform favourably in this year’s SEA exam.” Principal of Chinapoo Government Primary School, Mrs. Mavis Springer said, “I can’t say enough how grateful we are for Angostura’s assistance and support in the holistic development of all our students.”
The proud parents who accompanied their children to receive the book vouchers and stationery supplies also thanked Angostura® for the assistance. They said it was greatly appreciated, especially considering the constraints many of them are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Book vouchers were also donated to the Laventille Community Children’s Project, C.A.P. Foundation, Chinapoo Police Youth Club and Soroptimist International, Anaparima Branch to assist with their efforts to get other children ready for this new phase in their education.