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KGS students receive knapsacks


A number of less fortunate students from the Kingstown Government School, last week received knapsacks from the knapsack programme, an initiative of a concerned Vincentian residing in Canada, Yvette Glynn Hamlet.{{more}}

Glynn-Hamlet said the programme started in 2007, as she felt the need to assist the needy children of St Vincent and the Grenadines. She noted that the programme has grown over the years, as it has attracted a number of sponsors, as well as support from friends and co-workers.

She said that Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel has been very supportive of the programme. Glynn said she feels very happy that she can reach out to the country’s children and she expressed gratitude to those who have been supporting the programme over the years.

Miguel handed over the knapsacks to the students on May 31.

Students from the four schools on Bequia received their knapsacks on June 1.

A total of 369 students from 13 schools in St Vincent and the Grenadines are expected to benefit from the programme this year. (API)