Prison inmates in Saint Lucia are to benefit from a gift of recreational equipment donated through the ‘Make It Happen Foundation’, the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has disclosed.
West Tech Shipping, which facilitated the shipment from the United States, disclosed in a news release that the items consist of a large screen television, a number of board games and sporting equipment.
West Tech Shipping Regional Marketing Manager, Delia Louis, was quoted in the release as saying that the donation to BCF falls directly in line with the company’s core values – family and community first.
” In light of this, it was natural that West Tech partner with the foundation, with its donation to the facility,” Louis explained.
She said the company was “humbled” to be able to contribute to the cause in its capacity as the premier shipping company.
” Due to the sizes and quantities, the packages attracted an exorbitant shipping and handling fee, which we felt we should absorb,” Louis said in the news release.
“West Tech Shipping commends the “Make It Happen Foundation” for recognizing the importance of rehabilitative incentives for the people housed at the facility. The Shipping company remains committed to supporting activities aimed at community development,” the release stated.
‘Make It Happen Saint Lucia’ is a foundation which focusses on bringing locally based corporations and other institutions together to sponsor community projects.
The President is Raquel Duboulay Chastanet, the wife of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.
She is also the founder of the organisation.