FOR the third consecutive year, regional insurance company Sagicor partnered with youth advocacy NGO RISE St Lucia to assist children and parents in preparing for the start of the new school year.
On Wednesday 23rd August, one of the founding members of RISE, former Chief Medical Officer of St. Lucia, Dr Stephen King, visited Sagicor’s Choc Estate office and was presented with 40 school bags and notebooks that will be distributed throughout the communities to help students in need.
Chairman of RISE, Venus Cherry expressed his gratitude to Sagicor saying, “I can’t thank Sagicor enough for the support they have provided to us. Since our relationship began three years ago, I have come to know the team at Sagicor as one who has genuine care for St Lucia and our people. RISE is a true NGO, our team is comprised solely of volunteers who give of their time and treasure to support the cause, so having organisations come on board means a great deal. These supplies go a long way to help the families that come to us for help from all over the island. This year, our target is to provide support for 300 students so there is still time to help if you are able to. You can find us on Facebook at Rise St Lucia Inc.”
Eon Phillips, Principal Representative for Sagicor Life in St Lucia and Assistant Vice President in charge of EC Operations said, “The work that Mr Cherry and his team do in the community is necessary. Working with them helps us to be certain that our donation is being put into the hands of those who are truly in need, and we are grateful that we can continue to work with them for another year. They work to help not just school children and young people, but also those who are differently abled, as well as families that may need assistance staying afloat.”