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Sandals Foundation donates to skills training programs in Nassau

Sandals Foundation donates to skills training programs in Nassau

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The clothing, textile and art and craft programs at CC Sweeting High School and Aquinas College recently received a serious boost from Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island, through their charity arm, the Sandals Foundation.

The resort, which is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar overhaul generously, donated bolts of cloth to each schools. This got here after Regional Projects Coordinator, Kerry Ann Fung and her team alerted the Foundation in regards to the fabrics as they felt that the faculties would profit greatly from them.

Sandals Royal Bahamian’s General Manager, Adrian Whitehead did the handover and shared that while the resort’s doors could also be closed, their hands and hearts remain open to the people of Bahamas.

“We’re resolute about giving back to this country in any way that we will. I’m delighted that Aquinas and CC Sweeting will make good use of the material and that it should help students to develop the talents they should create sustainable and expansive change in society. As we proceed with the work on the resort, we plan on donating so rather more in the approaching weeks,” he shared. 

He added that properly resourced learning environments form an enormous a part of Sandals’ commitment to education, as transformative initiatives have been the Sandals Foundation’s goal since its inception in 2009.

Principal at Aquinas College, Mrs. Shona Knowles who received the material on behalf of the college shared that the material will likely be used to help within the inculcation of entrepreneurial skills in students.

“We have now a really vibrant art and craft department. The material we received from the resort will likely be utilized by students for art projects where they make things like handbags, cushions, stool and bench covers and other artistic pieces. We even have plans to make use of among the fabric to design backdrops for multimedia purposes,” she said.

“We’re grateful to Sandals Royal Bahamian? and are definitely looking forward to a long-term partnership between the Resort and our faculty,” declared Knowles.

Along with other donations that the resort plans on making, come December, the Sandals Foundation will likely be spreading joy with a toy through its annual Christmas Toy Drive. This initiative will see them donating near 2000 toys to children from various schools and communities in New Windfall and Exuma.

The Toy Drive has been a staple calendar event for greater than 10 years through generous donations from United States toy company, Hasbro and the type support of Sandals and Beaches Resorts team members, guests, travel agents and partners.

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