Kenol Brennen, Zaveon Brice, and Bobby Hinson are three of the almost twenty students adapting to the new virtual school year at the Neville and Nora Dorsett Community Center in Grants Town. Operated by Lend A Hand Bahamas, children that come into the center are provided with necessary devices, strong Wi-Fi connectivity, and extra support in a safe learning environment. While outfitted in personal protective equipment (PPE), students tackle their daily lessons and assignments at their bordered personal workstations.
In adherence to physical distancing protocols, the students, who represent various schools and grade levels, come into the community center on rotation. CIBC FirstCaribbean recently made a donation to support Lend A Hand Bahamas’ goal to expand its student outreach capabilities and assist in the non-profit’s wider COVID-19 response initiatives such as food distribution. The bank’s Marketing Manager, Nikia Christie, had an opportunity to tour the community center and speak with Lend A Hand Bahamas officials Shelagh Pritchard and Mitsy Burrows. As the ladies discussed future initiatives and the impact of CIBC FirstCaribbean’s support, students like Kenol, Zaveon, and Bobby carried on smartly with their lessons ranging from mathematics to social science. Photo credit: email@example.com