PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday 14th October 2015, St.Lucia Air Freighters, agent for Amerijet International, made a donation to the Derniere Riviere Combined School of $2000.00 towards the construction of a school Library.
The Derniere Riviere Combined School is located in the Mabouya Valley in the District of Dennery. The school’s population is about one hundred and eighty (180) students and fifteen (15) teachers.
The majority of the students come from families of low socio-economic status and educational attainment with limited access to reading material and technological information at home.
There is no community library service except for the Mobile Library provided by the Ministry of Education who services the community once a week.
The Principal, Mrs. Martiniana Smith, seeing the numerous benefits a library could offer the school and by extension the community, made a plea for donations for this project.
The library will not only host books but a laptop computer and a Promethean Active Board.
Mrs. Francilia Scott, CEO of St.Lucia Air Freighters, along with Mr. Larry Scott, Marketing Manager, made the presentation to the school on Wednesday. St Lucia Air Freighters, Agent for Amerijet International is a full service multi-modal transportation and logistics provider, offering international scheduled all cargo transport via land, sea and air. Amerijet International is the only all-cargo carrier in St.Lucia.
Also in attendance was Hon. Shawn Edwards, Parliamentary Representative for Dennery North, who gave a few words of encouragement to the students and staff.