Foodland Supermarkets and its parent company Geo. F. Huggins & Co. (G’da) Ltd. on November 26th handed over a cheque to assist Beacon Learning Centre High and Junior,
A release from Foodland said the cheque was handed over at a brief ceremony to Cheryl Bernabe-Bishop, principal of the school.
The donation was given to the school to assist with repairing and replacing damaged and stolen items from the recent break-ins and acts of school vandalism.
Speaking at the brief ceremony was Mahera Strachan, Marketing Officer at Foodland Supermarkets who said that, “School properties need to be respected, since they house the future custodians of this great nation”.
“When persons decide to senselessly burglarise a school, they are not only committing a selfish act, but they are consciously making a decision to hinder the educational advancement of innocent young minds. Having a safe environment is everyone’s responsibility, whether you are a student, staff or a member of the community”, Strachan said.
The Foodland employee also urged the perpetrators to desist from committing these “spiteful crimes”.
Sergeant Errolyn Garraway, attached to the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force, was also in attendance to witness the handing over of the cheque.
The female police officer spoke about school vandalism and burglary and highlighted ways in which the Police force is handling those issues.
Huggins and Foodland often collaborate with the Praedial Larceny Unit and Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force and see it as part of their corporate responsibility to support the community they serve in any way possible.