For immediate release
St. George’s, Grenada – January 2015
On Monday January 5th, 2015, the start of the new school term, over 40 students and their teachers were the recipients of backpacks and various school supplies donated by Toronto based Grenadian youth group, Spice Youth Toronto Community Initiative. On hand to make the presentations were co-founder and President Trisha Mitchell and member Dwight Darius. The schools selected were: St. Joseph’s RC, Crochu RC, Corinth Government, Calliste Government, Springs school and the Westerhall Secondary School. Items included school bags, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, scientific calculators, dictionaries, binders and file paper among other stationery items valued at over $1,500CAD.
This is not the first time the organization, which has been in existence since 2010, has made donations to the island. In 2011 they donated a projector and screen to the Ministry of Youth for the Trade Centre and in 2012-13, toys to the Grenada Sickle Cell Association.
Of the donation, Ms Mitchell indicated that her group was proud to continue to demonstrate that youth can make a difference in the lives of other youth despite the circumstances. Mr Adams, Principal of Springs School in accepting the donation, registered his gratitude for the assistance in making his students better and indicated that the back packs and supplies would be put to good use.