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Sagicor General Somerset Sports Club helps St. Joseph students

Somerset provides support towards the educational needs of some students in the community.

One of Dominica’s longest surviving clubs, Somerset Sports Club of St. Joseph, has partnered with a native of St. Joseph, currently resident in Maryland USA to donate some educational material to a few students in the community to help them pursue their educational goals.

At a short ceremony held at the Somerset Club House on Saturday 2nd, six students were each presented with a school bag and a complete set of stationery including exercise books, loose leaf paper, pens, pencils, index cards erasers and other basic school necessities.

The selection of the students was based purely on needs, and the club sought assistance from the schools in question to help it identify students whose parents appeared to be economically challenged. From students who received assistance, four of them, two each from the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School and the Kaleb Laurent Primary School will be making their transition into secondary school, while the final two from the group of six are students already attending the Isiah Thomas Secondary School.

A representative of the club encouraged the students to take their education seriously and work hard, while parents were advised to continuously monitor the performance of their children. Parents were also reminded that Education is one of the main elements of poverty reduction.

Somerset embraces the motto ‘Youth Development through Education and Sports” and therefore the club found it fitting to make this donation as an important gesture which formed part of its 60th anniversary celebration.

The club wishes to thank all those who contributed to the success of this gesture, including those members who contributed generously to the activity, the donor form Maryland, the schools which assisted in identifying needy student’s and Express Carrier, which waived the freight charges on  the Educational material coming from the United States, via St. Thomas. The remainder of the material was sourced locally.