The Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign Provides Backpacks for Castle Bruce Primary students

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 90 Views   no discussions EducationLocalNewsPrimary The Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign Provides Backpacks for Castle Bruce Primary students by: – September 7, 2017center_img Share Share Press ReleaseMIAMI, FL (August 28, 2017) – Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign started by the children and grandchildren of community leader Mrs. Sylvina Jno-Finn. Through this campaign, we have donated backpacks to all of the children of the Castle Bruce community who attend the Castle Bruce Primary School in Castle Bruce, Dominica. The supplies were distributed during the last week of August 2017.The Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign was started by the children and grandchildren of Sylvina Jno-Finn in honor of her 100th birthday in 2017. Mrs. Jno-Finn has dedicated her life to helping others in her community, with an emphasis on educational excellence. Her children and grandchildren wanted to honor her by giving back to her community in her honor.Mrs. Jno-Finn was born in Castle Bruce, Dominica and was orphaned at an early age. She learned early in life the value of a supportive community, and has fostered this community for the entirety of her life. Education is important to Sylvina Jno-Finn and she would frequently provide childcare to the children in the community while their parents worked. Sylvina has a signature phrase, “You have to get something to do.” Her grandchildren took that message to heart and raised the funds to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to every student at the Castle Bruce Primary School.Castle Bruce Primary school serves students from many socio-economic backgrounds. Instead of stigmatizing the students in need, the Jno-Finn family raised enough money to donate backpacks to all 130 students at the school. “We were overjoyed to receive this unexpected gift of needed supplies. These supplies will allow all our students to succeed in the upcoming school year,” said Castle Bruce Primary School Principal, Jovin Joseph. Kenny Lecointe, the coordinator of the day’s activity and community leader added, “I was quite elated to be a part of this momentous occasion. I must say a big thank you to the Jno-Finn family who saw it so fitting to invest in our generation”.The backpacks are filled with all the school supplies students need to be successful, including, stationery, pencils, pens, folders, composition books, crayons, rulers, pencil cases, toothbrushes, and dental kits. “This school is in the community where my grandmother was raised. Our family wanted to invest in the future of the community in the honor of my grandmother,” said Edgar Green.The purpose of the Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign is to impact the lives of 100 people in the year before Sylvina Jno-Finn’s 100th birthday. This donation to Castle Bruce Primary School more than completes that goal. The family plans to celebrate Sylvina Jno-Finn’s 100th birthday in October 2017.last_img

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