Basseterre, St. Kitts – With the start of the new school year just around the corner, the St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company Limited (TDC) has partnered with the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board to refurbish two classrooms at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School.
By way of donation, TDC contributed face basins with faucets and traps valued at just over three thousand dollars to support the ongoing renovation efforts, which began on Monday 28 August 2023.
In speaking about the collaboration, Ms. Charlene Bowry, the Social Security Board’s Senior Human Resource Manager and Project Coordinator shared her enthusiasm about the public and private sector venture and the role it plays in the advancement of education.
We are delighted that TDC agreed and accepted to support this essential venture to enhance the facilities at the comprehensive school. This speaks to the shared vision This speaks to the shared vision for fostering education by enhancing the existing school environment to make it more conducive for the students to learn and for the teachers who give instructions at the school,” expressed Ms. Bowry.
Mr. Kashka Thompson, TDC Client Relations and Marketing Manager, stated why the company endorsed the initiative.
“At TDC, we are staunch advocates for education and continue to invest in our young people, who are the future of our communities. We are proud to join with the Social Security Board to upgrade the classrooms at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School as part of our annual Corporate Social Responsibility agenda by providing the students and teachers who will be using this institution with the best possible learning environment, that will empower them to achieve their fullest potential,” stated Thompson.
The community engagement project is being by done the Health and Wellness Committee of the Social Security Board, as part of its forty-fifth anniversary activities and is expected to be completed by Friday 1st September 2023.
Picture – Employees of the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board Health and Wellness Committee painting the outside walls of one of the classrooms at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School