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Reaching Out Foundation launches fundraiser series to support local schools

Senior ESHS students outside the school’s Pasea Estate campus.

Local non-profit organisation, the Reaching Out Foundation, has launched a district stop-and-pledge fundraiser initiative which is geared towards benefitting schools across the British Virgin Islands.

According to a media release from the foundation, the initiative will take place across each district in the territory starting with the Fourth Electoral District with a run/walk fundraiser scheduled for March 21 at 5:30 am.

The release further said that all proceeds collected from each event will be used to equip both students and teachers with the necessary tools required for learning. 

“This initiative, which will take the form of a series of events, will allow us to give back to schools in the territory by way of giving students the essentials to strive,” Public Relations Officer for the foundation Kyla Kenisha Forbes said.

She also said the initiative will help contribute to the territory’s recovery process by firstly prioritising the restoration of the education sector.

“The Reaching Out Foundation acknowledges that the territory is still recovering from the aftermaths of the 2017 hurricanes and it is our duty as a community to collectively assist the government in building back a better Virgin Islands,” Forbes stated.

“The Reaching Out Foundation has therefore decided to first focus our attention on the education system because we believe that in order to ensure a strong future for the Virgin Islands we must first empower our young people,” she further explained.

Registration

Registration has already begun for residents and concludes at 5 am on the morning of the first run/walk event. Persons can register on eventbrite.com at ’District Stop & Pledge’ for a fee of $25.

Meanwhile, corporate organisations will have to email reachoutbvi@gmail.com for corporate forms. Their deadline for registration is March 13.  Both residents and corporate organisations can also make monetary pledges.

The schools which will be benefiting from this month’s District 4 event are the Elmore Stoutt High School, Althea Scatliffe Primary and Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary Schools.

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