Nineteen students have started the 2012-13 school year with supplies including brand-new notebooks, backpacks, pens, crayons and other essentials, thanks to the generosity of LIME and the company’s employees.
Ahead of the new school year, members of the Service Support & Delivery and Human Resource teams led efforts to do something special for a number of children in financial need, to ensure they have the supplies they need for the opening of school.
A call went out for donations and the money collected was used to provide 19 primary school students with back-to-school packages and assist them with transportation costs.
Moesha Placide of Corinth, a student of the Vide Boutielle Primary, was one of the recipients. Moesha suffers from an acute heart ailment, which she unfortunately shares with her older sister. For their mother, Christabella Dorville, providing her daughters with the needed medical care is extremely costly and this made it very difficult to meet the cost of Moesha’s school supplies. The LIME team were more than happy to respond to her request for help out with back-to-school necessities. The other seventeen recipients are from Boguis, Balata, Micoud, Grande Riviere, La Clery and Dennery.
“In these challenging times, many children miss out on the chance for a proper education simply because they can’t afford the essential supplies that go hand-in-hand with learning,” said Human Resource Partner, Danette Lambert. “In their eagerness to help, our staff donated generously and helped with the canvassing around the office and wrapping of the packages. Hopefully, this will inspire and motivate the children and give them the confidence they need to start the school year.”