Thirty-two students of the South St George Government School are the beneficiaries of school bags and supplies to assist in their educational development.
The donation was made by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force last week at the Springs school as part of the community policing initiative of the lawmen.
The students were selected based on their needs and attitude to their schoolwork.
Delivering the supplies on behalf of the CID was Assistant Superintendent, Earl Dunbar who explained what it meant to CID to make a donation to the school children.
“I must say we are very happy, only a few months ago, the department donated 30 pairs of shoes to three Primary schools and during that presentation we alluded that we would be making more presentations (and) that’s why we are here today”, said ASP Dunbar.
“…I would also like to highlight that this initiative is a community-policing project which was undertaken for the year 2014 in order to assist youth development and we believe the best place to start (is) in the schools through the medium of education, hence the reason why we are here,” he added.
According to ASP Dunbar, it is his belief that if children get the proper education then they can influence and change the world.
Principal of the school, Davis Adams thanked the RGPF department for the contribution made to the South St George Government school.
“It gives me great pleasure to have this activity taking place and South St George Government School is being selected as your beneficiary for what you have to do for community relations”, he said.
“…So as Principal, I want to say thank you to ASP Dunbar and the rest of the CID for selecting us as part of your community outreach. The school really does appreciate this community outreach programme that you have so taken on and we hope that it will grow from strength to strength”, he added.
The school principal expressed the hope that the CID initiative would be extended to other schools and other communities so that citizens can know that policing is not just about catching the bad guys.