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Corporate Hands | NCB Foundation supports back-to-school programme

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Stuart Reid, NCB Foundation director, and Susan Simes, head of the Susan Simes Foundation share a moment with (from left): Kayla-J Moss-Solomon, Javaughn Brian Richards, Kayah Hall and sister Renique Hall, a few of the many children impacted by this year’s back-to-school programme hosted by ‘the Susan Show’.

For the last three years, the NCB Foundation (NCBF) has partnered with the Susan Simes Foundation by way of financial donations to the programme. Due to encouraging feedback from parents and schools alike, the NCBF continues to support the back-to-school programme, this year increasing its support to $475,000. This initiative, which began 11 years ago, provides needed assistance for children from low-income families in volatile communities islandwide. Since inception, the programme has supported more than 450 students, ages 3-16 years, through the provision of welfare support, book donations, bus fares and other scholastic aid.