Cabot Saint Lucia on Friday presented a cheque in the sum of $EC10,000 to be disbursed as back to school support for individuals most in need.
Cabot Saint Lucia Finance Comptroller Michael Matthias presented the cheque to Tourism Minister, Dominic Fedee.
“We understand the importance of education and so this is one of the reasons we are here today – to make that donation,” he explained.
Matthias said that the company has quietly been providing support to the community, including recent donations of kitchen and sporting equipment to the Boys Training Centre (BTC) and assistance to this country during the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis.
Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee observed that education resources are very expensive for many families experiencing difficulties at this time.
“We have a lot of unemployment in our communities at present due to COVID 19 and this has made it even more difficult,” he noted.
According to Fedee, the Cabot gesture was timely as a number of parents and students are trying to complete their education supplies and meet their education supply needs.
He observed that a lot of people in his Anse La Raye-Canaries constituency are still trying to do so, despite efforts by the government to give as many bursaries as possible.
“This really has proven to be insufficient,” Fedee asserted.
He recalled that the Allen Chastanet administration has done other things to help such as doubling the money spent in the school feeding programme and doubling the school transportation subsidy to assist children in pursuing their academic goals.
“This latest showing by Cabot is really the power of tourism and investment and business in our community,” the Tourism Minister asserted, as he thanked the company for its demonstration of cooperate responsibility even though Cabot has not started operations here.