Sunday 13 October, 2019

E.P.I.C. makes dreams come true for the Chinapoo community

Alicia Hospedales,Digicel Foundation Senior Government Relations and Affairs Executivewith some of the students at the Homework Centre

Alicia Hospedales,Digicel Foundation Senior Government Relations and Affairs Executivewith some of the students at the Homework Centre

A dream has come true for the members of the Chinapoo Community Council, some 16 years after it was articulated by Margot Reid (deceased) that there was a need for a Homework Centre for the community.

The Council continued its drive to make the dream a reality and applied to the Digicel Foundation under its Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) Programme to gain funding to purchase furniture and appliances to outfit the Centre.

Beatrice Babb, President of the Chinapoo Community Council and Sherma Joseph, member of the Council and Coordinator of the Homework Centre, were delighted to learn that the group was selected.

The US$5,000 cheque was officially presented to the Council on July 25. The funds received purchased desks, tables, chairs, computer stands, whiteboards, benches, projector stands, fans, a fridge and a water dispenser which would enhance the overall function of the Homework Centre.

The children from the Chinapoo community and its environs now have access to the Centre, where they can complete their homework assignments free of charge.

In a media release, Digicel Foundation said it applauds communities like Chinapoo for its determination and for its contribution to the academic development and the eventual success of the children attending the programme. 

 

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