BROOKLYN, NY—Project Education, a New York-based organization focused on assisting needy Saint Lucian families obtain necessary school supplies, announced that its annual Saint Lucian Breakfast for Education will be held on Sunday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Saint Lucia House, 438 E 49th Street, Brooklyn.
The theme for this year’s event is “Investing in our Children: The Key to Saint Lucia’s Future.”
Headlining this event is the presentation of the Project Education Distinguished Service Awards, five awards that recognize outstanding individuals for their remarkable service to the children of Saint Lucia. This year, the four honourees are: Laurena Primus, a former principal of the Tapion School and teacher at the Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School and Canon Laurie Anglican Primary School; Rosalene Philogene, a lifelong educator at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, a former principal of the Ciceron School, and a former Girl Guide leader; Clemencia Girard-Larcher, founder of the Saint Lucia Cultural Organization (SLCO), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes Saint Lucian cultural heritage and serves the Ciceron Children’s Home; and Edward “Lee” “Goho” Placide, a dedicated educator and physical education instructor from of Laborie.
“While we remain dedicated to our Saint Lucian children,” said Jeremiah Hyacinth, Project Education founder, “we should not forget the debt of gratitude we owe to those who have wholly dedicated their lives to the crucial tasks of educating and nurturing them. We are therefore delighted to honor these inspiring individuals as this year’s Distinguished Service Award recipients.”
Project Education was launched in 2010 in New York City and gives overseas-based Saint Lucians and friends an opportunity to help students and their families in Saint Lucia. Through the generosity of donors, Project Education has empowered over 800 students in Saint Lucia by providing them with donated school supplies that their families would otherwise have difficulty purchasing.
Admission to the Saint Lucian Breakfast for Education event is $30.
For additional information about this event and other related fundraising activities, including instructions on how to make a donation, please contact Project Education directly by phone at (917) 539-1607 or via e-mail at [email protected]