Help for students in need

With the start of the new academic year just a few weeks away, families who are unable to provide their children’s school supplies are getting some help from the Progressive Optimist Club of Barbados.

The charitable organisation hosted a Back-To-School Uniforms and Supplies Drive earlier today, in aid of disadvantaged students.

“We have six or seven rural families … that we help with school supplies and we realised that there was a bigger need from parents and guardians who have to get their children ready for school,” Committee member Nicole Massiah explained.

Volunteers sorting school uniforms.

She added that used uniforms which are still in good condition can be reused in the new school year.

“We thought if we could get those uniforms in and give back to others that this was a great way to help others in the community”.

Volunteers sorting school supplies this morning.

She also stated that in addition to the families already receiving assistance from the club, any parent or family who is in need this school term could opt to receive help from the drive.

“We will be willing to help any Barbadian family, there is no criteria or anything like that, we just want to show that as long as there is a need that we will be assisting that need…it’s more about the children and ensuring every child has the opportunity to go to school regardless of the financial circumstances as long as that parent has come here and they are showing a genuine need we are willing to help,” Massiah said. (KK)



3 Responses to Help for students in need

  1. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham August 20, 2016 at 8:23 pm


  2. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson August 21, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Awesome work!

  3. Sharon Bennett August 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I have a few items i can donate, it’s not much but can be of some help


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