The Sandals Foundation Care for Kids Scholarship program has been further extended for 25 Secondary School students this year. The move comes in keeping with the Foundation’s continued commitment to helping children in the Caribbean reach their



fullest potential through education.At a ceremony on Friday at Sandals Halcyon marking the annual extension of the educational aid, Regional Director for Sandals Resorts International – Eastern Caribbean Mr. Andre Dhanpaul encouraged the youth to take advantage of their good fortune and focus extensively on their studies.

‘In the words of the late Sir Arthur Lewis, ‘The cure for poverty is not money, but education.’ That is what we, as part of Sandals and the Sandals Foundation believe,’” Dhanpaul said. The support of education and educational programs is a key pillar in the structure of the Sandals Foundation which has for years provided scholarships and other educational support for children across Saint Lucia and the rest of the Caribbean.

The “Care For Kids” umbrella has facilitated several of these initiatives.Those students who receive funding throughout their five year tenor at Secondary School are also taught that recreation and sports form a key part of their development. And it is in that light that they were treated to an afternoon of zip lining through the Dennery Rain Forest.Saint Lucia’s Minister of Education Human Resource Development & Labour, Hon. Dr. Robert Lewis, commended the Foundation’s continued educational support for young people in the island.

“I want to commend Sandals and the Sandals Foundation for their efforts. They have managed to remain constant these past few years,” the Minister said.Scholarship Recipient, Sanishar Auguste also expressed gratitude on behalf of herself and her counterparts towards the Sandals Foundation.“Your efforts are greatly appreciated and your contribution will go a long way in ensuring that we go into the new school year smoothly. We will carry on persevering through our studies and do our best to reap the best possible rewards,” Auguste said.

The Sandals Foundation has executed and continues to manage numerous thriving philanthropic projects not only in St. Lucia but throughout the wider Eastern Caribbean, including Antigua, Grenada and Barbados.

The “Care for Kids” scholarship program is amongst its ongoing and most successful initiatives.

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