Gibbons Co sponsors Hope4Life programme
Gibbons Company has partnered with former football star and coach, David Bascome MBE and his Hope4Life Foundation to sponsor a signature community programme to create “The Homework Buddy Programme”.
Gibbons Company will underwrite the costs to provide teaching staff, twice a week, to assist primary students with their homework assignments. David Bascome, through his Hope4Life charity, will lead the programme.
Many students who do not complete homework assignments do not have the kind of structure at home required and so the Homework Buddy Programme will assist in filling this void.
The programme will aim to keep the children engaged and outside the influence of negative experiences. Mr Bascome will promote his message for positive change and encourage children to excel whether through academics, sport or community.
Gibbons Co CEO Paula Clarke said: “Gibbons Company is very pleased to play a major role in the sponsorship and funding of the Homework Buddy Programme. The programme launches at the beginning of the fall term, at the Victor Scott School.
“Through David Bascome’s Hope 4 Life we will be providing homework assistance, two afternoons a week from 3.45pm to 5pm. We will provide the extra help students need to build self esteem, achieve better results and assist families by alleviating stress filled time that can occur when working parents are stretched in those precious few hours before children go to bed.
Gibbons Company believes in its community and the strength and foundation of family. This partnership with David Bascome is a very positive step toward the future. Our staff will be actively engaged in the programme, as will David and his ISL members.”
Valerie Williams, headteacher of the Victor Scott School, said: “We the Victor Scott family are excited that Gibbons Company have chosen our school to launch the Homework Buddy Programme with Hope4Life. Currently our students receive homework assistance two days per week from volunteers of the St Paul’s AME Church. With the generosity of Gibbons Company and Hope 4 Life our students will now receive assistance for an additional two afternoons per week.
“During these difficult economic times, this programme will provide much stress relief for our parents and our hope is that they will be able to spend more quality time with their children after a hard day’s work. Our ultimate goal is to see student outcomes improve from all of the extra support.”
Gibbons Co hopes to assist other primary schools in the future.