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Charity donates school supplies

BSMART Foundation donated school supplies for all students entering P1 in government schools.

Pupils received pencil cases filled with essential items as part of the BSMART Boxes project, which is now in its third year.

Allison Figureido, the executive director of BSMART Foundation, said: “We were glad to be approached to take on this project.

“Providing students with essential supplies at the start of their educational journey is the focus of BSMART Foundation.

“By focusing on equalising opportunity from the start together we can improve life chances from early childhood education.”

It is a legacy project started in 2002 by the deregistered charity Bermuda Junior Service League.

Verde Brown, BSMART Boxes coordinator, said: “Being a past president of the Bermuda Junior Service League, this was project is close to my heart and I've been involved in it since 2005.

“I approached BSMART Foundation to adopt the project because I have seen the impact that it has to the students and to the teachers.”

BSMART Boxes is co-sponsored by Chubb and FIL Limited.

Ms Brown said: “We are grateful to the continued support of Chubb and FIL Ltd. Without their generosity, this great project could not continue.

“We are also thankful that the staff of FIL Ltd has adopted BSMART Boxes as a community service project.

“This is the seventh year that the staff of FIL Ltd has assembled and delivered the 500 pencil cases islandwide.”

BSMART Foundation collaborated with Pembroke Rotary Club for this year's programme.

BSMART Boxes were donated to Victor Scott Primary School (Photograph supplied)

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Published September 19, 2018 at 1:29 pm (Updated September 19, 2018 at 1:29 pm)

Charity donates school supplies

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