Politicians donate school bags for kids in need

| 02/09/2013

(CNS): The Progressives Caring Hands Committee has presented hundreds of school bags and supplies to public primary schools across the island so students who are not able to afford basic school supplies are provided with some of the necessary items. “The community must ensure that the education of our children is not hampered by not having basic tools to aid their learning,” said Barbara Conolly, The Progressives General Secretary as she thanked the members and friends of The Progressives whose contributions made the donations possible.

“The Progressives were founded with a focus on people, especially families and the youth and I amproud that we were able to assist again this year,” she added.

The PPM’s George Town MLA Joey Hew said that as government worked hard to rebuild the economy it was sympathetic to the challenges people are facing and wanted to help supplement those who may have not been able to provide all of the supplies needed for the school year.

“We understand that during these difficult economic times that the average family is finding it difficult to make ends meet, it is during these times that we must come together as a community and help one another. We may not be able to solve all of the issues, or we may only be able to share a pen or a pencil, but what is important is that we help each other,” said the Progressive’s backbencher.

For further information on how you can assist with this annual event, you may contact the Progressive Headquarters on 945-1776 or at 488 Crewe Road, George Town.

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