The initiative — known as the Range School Fund — has benefited 1,000 children from 30 primary and secondary schools across the island including Paix Bouche, Woodfordhill and North East Secondary. Due to the large scale of the operation, Range Developments teamed up with volunteers from Portsmouth and surrounding communities to help with the packaging of the school supplies.
In addition to this, the Youth Council in Roseau helped with the actual distribution of the items to participating schools. There were two distribution points serving schools based on their location; one in Portsmouth for the north side of the island and one in Roseau for the south side of the island.
The initiative has been undertaken in partnership with the Ministry of Education and follows on from a similar CSR program by Range Developments last year to provide school supplies to children.
Kamal Shehada, Development Director at Range Developments said:
“Education is a key area of focus in our corporate social responsibility program and we are proud to be supporting this important initiative which will ensure that school children from across Dominica are well equipped for their studies.”