The Island Luck IL Cares Foundation kicked off its ‘Coins For Kids Drive’ yesterday, Thursday, March 2.
One of the stops was at the Bartlett Hill Primary School, where Michelle Fox, Marketing Manager at Island Luck told this daily that the school was just one where the initiative will be carried out.
“The drive is all about giving kids the opportunity to begin to learn how to save money,” she explained.
Fox said that the Foundation was giving out small piggy banks containing $5 to give the students a start.
She added that on Thursday they had visited three schools, including Bartlett Hill. The others were West End Primary School and Holmes Rock Primary School.
The IL Cares Foundation introduced this initiative in an effort to make their coins count and make a difference for children.
The drive’s aim is to empower students to teach themselves about money and saving in the classroom.
Several primary schools in New Providence will also be selected over the next six months in an effort to not only give back, but also to offer a tool in the classroom that brings communities together to teach money management to children.
Fox noted that through the act of giving, Island Luck aims to create stronger fiscally aware individuals; therefore, creating a stronger economy.
Fox revealed that they were also conducting a computer drive, which will be carried out for the rest of the year.
The IL team later visited St. Georges’ High School to donate computers.
“Each year we donate over 1,000 computers to throughout New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands,” she said.
Fox stated that it is imperative as a corporate citizen of The Bahamas for Island Luck to take education and the youth of our country very seriously.
The company hopes to bridge the gap between education and technology with this drive.
Gia Walker, Principal of Bartlett Hill Primary School, expressed her gratitude to Island Luck for sharing its initiative with her students.
“This is an exciting time for us here at Bartlett Hill Primary, children need to be taught at an early age how important it is to save,” she said.
Walker added that Island Luck’s donation has given them the incentive to save money.
Bartlett Hill Primary School recently moved back to their campus on January 25, 2017.
The school’s students and faculty had been using Bethel’s Deliverance Center temporarily, because of the damage the school sustained during hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
“We’re excited to be home, because there is no place like home,” Walker said.
She noted that they are grateful to the officers of Bethel’s Deliverance Center for allowing them to use the space.
Established in 2014, the Island Luck Cares Foundation aims to empower Bahamians through countless contributions and dedicated community initiatives.
It is the company’s main focus and goal to directly affect those with the greatest needs. This includes outreach and effective assistance in the areas of poverty, health care, education, and business entrepreneurship and ownership.
Published Friday, March 3, 2017