BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Concerned Citizens for a Better McKnight (CCBM) continued their annual gesture of giving back to the community when they donated to students of the Irish Town Primary School yesterday (Sept. 9).
At a simple ceremony, Bernard BT Rawlins told the Grade Two recipients that the gesture would be of great assistance to them and their parents.
Under the donation which is in its 12th year, 23 backpacks were handed over with each containing three exercise books, three pencils, one ruler, one box of crayons, one pencil case, one large eraser, two pens, one scissors, three pencil top eraser, one sharpener and two glue sticks.
Ms. Cynthia Maxwell of the area will be distribution the supplies. She teaches at the institution and is a 39-year veteran in the teaching profession.
The CCBM has been making significant contributions to the welfare and education of students from the area, as in July this year the Triple A Award went to Alyssa Gaiton, who was deemed the top student that excelled in the areas of Academics, Athletics and Attitude.
Ms. Gaiton received a gift certificate of EC$700, which goes towards purchasing her uniforms and text books for entry into high school.
Rawlins encouraged the students to continue working hard in school and to do their best to achieve a better future.
The group was presented with a plaque for its continued work in providing for students of the school and, by extension, the area of McKnight.