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Primary schools get donation from ‘Foreign’

Primary schools get donation from ‘Foreign’

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While most businesses complain of drop in sales, local businessman Quincy ‘Foreign’ Lewis still sees it fit to help out the nation’s youths.{{more}}

On Monday, September 20, Lewis, Manager and Owner of Foreign Brand Name Outlet, donated over 300 exercise books and 300 pencils to two primary schools in Kingstown.

The beneficiaries of the stationary are the Lodge Village Primary School and the Kingstown Government School.

This is the sixth year that Lewis is making the donations.

Lewis said he tries to give to different schools each year. He added that he makes the friendly gesture after observing that a number of students sometimes lack these basic necessities.

Meanwhile, principals Maureen Brackin (Kingstown Government School) and June Russell (Lodge Village Primary School) said that the donation will go a very long way in helping develop the students.

Brackin added that many times you find students coming to school without books and pencils due to, among other things, financial difficulties.

“We are very happy to have them because when the students come to school without these supplies, we at the school have to supply them. I think that this donation will go a long way in helping develop the students because many times you find, due to economic problems among other things, they come without books and pencils, so we thank you very much,” said Brackin.

Russell sharing similar sentiments said: “We are extremely happy to have them because so many times our children come to school with no exercise book and no pencil and the school has to supply them, so this generous donation is very very welcomed and appreciated.”