Hanover students get pep talk and school supplies
Sandals Foundation ambassadors from Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts in Negril were delighted to join the Hanover Poor Relief Department's Summer Empowerment Workshop held at the Hanover Parish Council office recently.
The workshop was attended by more than 40 students from Hanover.
The event saw representatives from the Jamaica Constabulary Force and other organisations, such as Gateway Co-operative Credit Union, conducting motivational discussions with the eager students.
Hyacinth Morris, acting senior inspector of poor, said the workshop's aim was to motivate the students and reassure them of their potential to have a successful future.
"We just really wanted them to be encouraged. We feel the theme was quite relevant for such a time as this," she said.
The Sandals Foundation team shared a short, engaging presentation titled, 'Do As I Say But Not As I Do'. This was geared towards illuminating the workshop's theme by sharing that once the students stay focused on the goal and not the distractions around them, they will succeed.
After the presentations, all the students were gifted with back-to-school packages, consisting of stationery and recreational items.
"We were so happy that the Sandals Foundation could step in and be a part. It was evident that the children appreciated the packages and the presentation," Morris said.
Jervene Simpson, regional public relations manager at Sandals Negril, said it was a pleasure to partner with the Poor Relief Department in Hanover.
"The Sandals Foundation team in Negril has a very good relationship with the Hanover Poor Relief Department, and they always implement inspiring and impactful projects. We could not pass up on an opportunity to inspire a child. It is what we believe in, it is who we are," she said.