CARE and Upton Gardens causes adopted by CIBC- FirstCaribbean

Students of the Centre for Adolescent Renewal & Education (CARE) Life Centre and the Upton Gardens Girls Centre have received support from the CIBC FirstCaribbean Adopt-a-Cause Project.

This will help facilitate continuity in their education in this period of disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conscious of the fact that many children in learning programmes outside of mainstream education are often overlooked, the bank donated 10 tablets to the Centre for Adolescent Renewal & Education (CARE).

The centre operates in four locations, Gros Islet, Odsan, Anse La Raye and Soufriere, each receiving at least 2 tablets to facilitate virtual learning for students. In addition to the tablets, financial support was provided to assist with transportation and meals for students unable to meet those needs.

The Upton Gardens Girls Centre (UGGC) was also on the receiving end of support from the bank by way of a donation of a EC$5000.00 scholarship programme. The Upton Gardens Girls Centre focuses on the development of 12-18 year old girls, who come from difficult circumstances.

The bank is also considering other ways to assist the young women by providing training opportunities to assist them in preparation for the world of work.