Educating our kids

The Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust has been able to continue its annual programme of providing school supplies to less fortunate children, thanks to the generosity of NCB Capital Markets (Barbados) Ltd.

For more than 15 years, the Trust has been engaged in the community project, and the Jamaica-headquartered company stepped up to the plate to assist.

Speaking at the presentation of the cheque at Days Books Store in Independence Square, Chief Executive Officer of NCB Capital Markets (Barbados) Ltd, Warrick Ward said the donation was in keeping with one of the company’s strategic goals of educating the region’s people.

Warrick Ward (second from left) of NCB Capital Markets (Barbados) presents the cheque to CEO/ Trustee of the Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust Dwayne Grazette (second from right), as Admin Officer Margaret Lorde (right), and Trustee Lee Hall (left) look on.
Warrick Ward (second from left) of NCB Capital Markets (Barbados) presents the cheque to CEO/ Trustee of the Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust Dwayne Grazette (second from right), as Admin Officer Margaret Lorde (right), and Trustee Lee Hall (left) look on.

“We are of Barbados; we are of the Caribbean; we are of the region and we believe education still serves as a very important plank in our growth strategy in the region,” he added. “We see this as a way of giving back to those who will actually take it forward and help the next generation.”

In accepting the cheque, Chief Executive Officer/ Trustee of the Eden Lodge Charitable Trust, Dwayne Grazette called on other members of corporate Barbados to come on board and assist the many children whose parents were unable to purchase supplies for them at the beginning of the school year in September.

“I am amazed at the large sums of money that are being spent by corporate Barbados in providing pyrotechnics for artistes every Crop Over. While corporate Barbados is spending huge sums of money on pyrotechnics and providing expensive cars for the winners of competitions, many children remain underfed and under-provided for in dispossessed communities across Barbados,” he said.

“These alienated young people most likely will be the ones who will tear the society apart at a later stage of their lives.”
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