PRESS RELEASE – Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has launched the third season of its CocoLand Cares Project a national initiative to distribute high-quality learning materials to Early Childhood Learning Centers around Saint Lucia.
“Coconut Bay Chairman and owner Gary Butch Hendrickson conceived this programme to provide preschools with more tools to strengthen the foundation of the critical skills Saint Lucia’s children will need for both their future and the future of National development,” says Karl-Oskar Hallberg, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa’s Hotel Manager. “We are pleased to be able to expand the CocoLand Cares Project reach even further to an estimated 137 Early Childhood Learning Centers island-wide, up this year from 126 in 2014.”
This year the materials, carefully chosen to support literacy and language development in the primary grades, have been enriched with learning aides designed to strengthen mathematics skills. Continuing their tradition of giving back to local communities, Coconut Bay’s management and staff once again volunteered their time to implement the programme, from assembling the CocoLand Cares Packages and loading trucks to hand-delivering them to the preschools.
Coconut Bay is committed to spearheading and facilitating assistance to targeted groups and individuals focusing on youth, the elderly and the education and health sectors. In addition to the CocoLand Cares Project, the resort’s philanthropic programs include the Common Entrance Scholarship Awards, Christmas Outreach, and the St. Jude Hospital ‘Charity Rubber Duck Race.’