PRESS RELEASE:-Brooklyn, NY (June 19, 2017)—Project Education, the New York-based organization dedicated to ensuring that disadvantaged Saint Lucian children meet the school year fully equipped with the necessary supplies, recently announced its sixth annual Breakfast for Education. The focus of this event is facilitating the delivery of these donated supplies to their intended recipients. Since its inception in 2010 in New York City, Project Education has empowered over 1500 students throughout Saint Lucia.
The breakfast will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Saint Lucia House, 438 E. 49th Street, between Church and Snyder Avenues in Brooklyn. The theme this year is “Preparing our Children to Thrive.” Accordingly, seven individuals and a New York City-based Saint Lucian organization will be the recipient of the Project Education Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of their selfless dedication, and the lasting impact they have made on Saint Lucians living in need.
The 2017 Project Education Distinguished Service Awards honorees are:
1. Mrs. Mary Fontenelle-Leach, founder, Saint Lucia’s Children of Culture
2. Ms. Beckeylee Alexander, president, Babonneau Day Committee of
New York & Connecticut, and active community organizer
3. Mr. Alton Aimable, founder & president, Tropicalfete
4. Ms. Pauline William, former teacher, Castries Comprehensive School
5. Mr. Martin Daniel, manager, Saint Lucia Soccer Alliance
6. Ms. Fernuda Paul, founder, Nannies for Us , and active community organizer
7. Mr. Nobert Williams, founder, OneLucian News, and founder/Chief Communications Officer, Speak Out Saint Lucia
8. Saint Lucia Mother’s Day Committee of New York.