LNG production company Atlantic is supporting the safe return of students to physical classrooms with the recent donation of personal sanitization kits to primary and secondary schools in its home community Point Fortin.
Atlantic recently donated 4,550 kits comprising essential items (masks, hand sanitizers and antibacterial wipes) to nine primary and three secondary schools. Valuing some $170,000, this donation aligns with Atlantic’s larger approach to support education in the community including its previous delivery of 1600 new laptops and tablets for primary and secondary school students. Also planned is the delivery of digital smart boards to secondary schools in the coming weeks.
Camille Salandy, Atlantic’s Manager, Sustainability and Corporate Communications explained that this activity supports ongoing initiatives aimed at driving capability growth and sustainability in the Southwest peninsula.
“Building sustainability in our home community of Point Fortin and nationally through the support of young people remains a goal that we are extremely passionate about,” Salandy said. “We supported our students with device donations so they could keep learning online, and now with restrictions easing, we must do our part to help keep them safe. Our students have shown great resilience for the past two years as they eagerly awaited the opportunity to return fully to schools. We remain committed to supporting them through this and our planned delivery of smart boards to four secondary schools, which will bring technology into the classroom to aid teachers within our community.”
Primary Schools receiving sanitization kits include Point Fortin ASJA Primary School, Salazar Trace Government Primary School, Cap De Ville Government Primary School, Fanny Village Government Primary School, Egypt Village Government Primary School, Point Fortin SDA Primary School, Guapo Government Primary School, Point Fortin Anglican Primary School, and Point Fortin Roman Catholic Primary School.
Secondary Schools included Point Fortin West Secondary School, Point Fortin East Secondary School, and Holy Name Convent Secondary School.