By West Tech Shipping
(PRESS RELEASE) – West Tech Shipping is donating school supplies to underprivileged students across the region.
This week, the regional courier and logistics company donated tablets, wireless keyboards and school supplies to the Rotary Club, which selected the students who would benefit most from the donation.
Donations were presented to the Rotaract Clubs both in the north and south of the island.
“The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia is extremely pleased to partner with West Tech Shipping to help bring assistance and relief to our students who are most in need. We applaud West Tech Shipping for caring for the less fortunate and for supporting the education of our students. We encourage other organizations to do the same,” expressed President of the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia, Leathon Khan.
In social media posts, the Rotaract Club Saint Lucia (South) commends
West Tech for the school supplies which were ultimately donated to a
student of the Special Education Centre in Vieux Fort.
“Today our club received a very special package from the team at West Tech Shipping – St. Lucia Using this package, a promising sixth-grader from the Special Education Centre will receive the necessary tools needed to facilitate this very special school year! #givingback #rotary #rotaract #d7030”
Rotaract Club Saint Lucia South
The 2020 school year is a very challenging one from a number of
angles. With the introduction of homeschooling, tablets and other
mobile devices have become a staple in the education curriculum. A
number of families, in particular families with more than one student,
have found it burdensome to source virtual learning devices to accommodate their needs. West Tech shipping recognizes that business and organizations must play its part in assisting those families for the benefit of the children.
“West Tech Shipping always strives to assist the community in whatever little way that we can. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many lives and created a major technological shift in the education system, one that many parents were not prepared for. We felt that if we could touch at least one underprivileged family from each of the five territories in which we operate, we would have lessened the burden and contributed to the education of a child.
“We are not solely in the business of shipping your packages; we want
to give back to our customers and the wider community. We are grateful that the Rotary Club agreed to partner with us on this humble venture by selecting and handing over the supplies to the deserving students.”
Commented West Tech Shipping’s Regional Marketing Manager Delia Louis: “This gesture is not the first time the Shipping Company has played an integral part in the development of the community. West Tech has partnered with the Buddy Bench programme to fight bullying in schools; the Dunnottar School to provide employment experience to a disabled student, the Make It Happen Foundation on prisoner rehabilitation, the Salvation Army through volunteer time, made donations to local charitable causes and supported sporting, cultural and social events through sponsorships.
West Tech Shipping continues to work with local colleges to provide annual internship and employment opportunities for students.