PRESS RELEASE: Students and teachers of the Vieux Fort Special Education Centre received the gift of a facelift to their school building in time for the learning centre reopening for the new school. This became possible through a painting project undertaken by the Coconut Bay Sports & Social Committee to enhance the exterior of the school on Friday, 5th, January, 2018.
This project was financed from funds generated during a walk undertaken by the Committee for Earth Day, 2017 at which time it was determined that these funds would be utilized to paint over the Special Education Centre in Vieux Fort. The painting of the centre marked the first outreach project undertaken by the resort’s Sports & Social Committee for the New Year, 2018.
The resort along with the Sports & Social Committee are pleased at being able to impact positively on the Vieux Fort Special Education Centre and to uplift the image of the institution as they begin a New Year and school term. The hotel’s General Manager, Zachary Frangos in commenting on the recently completed project expressed praise for this latest undertaking of the Sports & Social Committee. He stated: “This is a wonderful New Year gift for our special friends at the centre. These children who are challenged need our help and we are committed to assisting within our capacity”.
Coconut Bay is committed to supporting the educational advancement of Saint Lucia’s children as well as facilitating assistance to targeted groups and individuals in the south of the island focusing on youth, the elderly as well as the education and health sectors. In addition to the Common Entrance Scholarship Awards, the resort’s philanthropic programs include the Cocoland Little Leaders Programme now in its fifth year, Christmas Outreach, and the St. Jude Hospital ‘Charity Rubber Duck Race.’
The Coconut Bay Sports & Social Committee has as its mission: “Enhancing the Wellbeing of Staff – Promoting Community Outreach”. The Committee will continue during the remainder of this year to undertake projects which will enhance the quality of life of communities in the south of St Lucia.