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Thursday 13 August, 2020

Angostura donates 7,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to schools

Some of the donations from Angostura set for schools in the Morvant/Laventille district. (photo via Dr Lovell Francis)

Some of the donations from Angostura set for schools in the Morvant/Laventille district. (photo via Dr Lovell Francis)

As schools prepare to accommodate students for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), Angostura has donated over 7,000 bottles of hand sanitiser in order to keep students and teachers safe while at school. 

A handover ceremony was conducted at the company’s headquarters yesterday, where Peter Sandström, CEO of Angostura said, “We want to ensure that our nation’s children are safe when they return to school so that when their parents go to work, they are comfortable knowing their children are protected.” 

They’ll also be sending bottles of sanitiser to Tobago through the Tobago House of Assembly.  

Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia also attended the ceremony where he expressed gratitiude for Angostura ongoing work in providing hand sanitiser to corporate and state entities. 

“The donation of these hand sanitizers to our schools is a step in the right direction. It is something that we will ever be grateful to Angostura,” he said. 

In addition to hand sanitizer being given to all schools in the country, Angostura is providing additional support to those in our fenceline communities of Morvant/Laventille. Angostura’s Chief Operating Officer, Ian Forbes said they’ll be focusing on products that can assist in the cleaning and sanitising of schools in the area. 

“We have purchased hand washing sinks, thermal temperature scanners, soap dispensers, liquid soap, paper towels, health and safety signs, cleaning detergents and water tanks for these schools,” he said. 

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