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WSC donates $2K to primary school foundation

Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Chairman Adrian Gibson, center, presents Samuel Poitier, third left, a Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation representative with a $2,000 donation. Also pictured are WSC board members George Carey, left; Nicola Russell, second left; Dianne Wallace-Whitfield, third right; Bennet Minnis, second right; and Carl Oliver, right. CAY FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY

The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) prides itself on its ability to give back to the communities it serves. Over the years, the corporation has introduced countless initiatives geared at community and youth development, from its partnership with MIYA Bahamas for “Good Deeds Day”, helping underprivileged children, to school visits teaching about water conservation as well as supporting educational needs.

The corporation’s newly appointed board recently continued the tradition of supporting the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation with a $2,000 donation.

WSC’s commitment dates back five years with the corporation donating to the non-profit on an annual basis.

“As a trained educator and a father, I always jump to assist anytime children are involved,” said WSC Chairman Adrian Gibson. “I am pleased that WSC has chosen to donate to such a noble cause — one that will impact and build a future generation of leaders and dutiful citizens,” he said.

“We congratulate the organizers for their spirit of community… these persons are setting a sturdy foundation for the building blocks of a better tomorrow.”

Now in its 20th year, the foundation, which was established in 1997, recognizes the academic accomplishments of more than 2,000 Bahamian students in public and private schools throughout the country, offering scholarship opportunities and rewarding students for their contribution to school life, their participation in extracurricular activities and their community involvement. In 2017, 110 nominees were chosen from Grand Bahama, New Providence, Abaco, Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island, San Salvador, Inagua and Mayaguana and awarded medals, trophies and scholarships.

“We also owe a great debt of gratitude to our corporate and individual sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible,” said Foundation Chairman Vandyke Pratt. “We salute these individuals and corporate entities that have deemed it to be of great significance to invest in the future of The Bahamas via this program”.

As a corporate citizen and community partner, the team at WSC is passionate about making a difference in the lives of students of all ages and remains committed to its partnership with the Bahamas Primary School student foundation and their recognition of the country’s young people.

 

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