Kids get supplies in Clarendon
Some 150 Clarendon students will begin the new school year with an extra pep in their steps following the presentation of back-to-school supplies, foodstuff and cash vouchers by the Clarendon Parish Development Committee Benevolent Society (CPDCBS) and Custos William Shagoury last Friday.
The presentation, which is running for the third consecutive year, is geared towards vulnerable and at-risk youth in the parish.
"While we can all appreciate that things and times are hard, especially for persons on the lower ends of the economic strata, gestures like our back-to-school programme will go a far way in helping some of the neediest in the society to attain an education," said Ingrid Parchment, CPDCBS chairman.
"For this year, which is our third consecutive year of giving, just over 150 of the parish vulnerable and/or at- risk kids is being catered for with various school supplies and in some cases, cash by way of a voucher."
Shagoury, who is instrumental in the programme successes and is one of the sponsors, in lauding the three-year education outreach initiative of the CPDCBS, said his involvement in the programme is a personal involvement in a child's educational development.