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LIME donates to local therapeutic learning school

LIME donates to local  therapeutic learning school


It may have seemed like a small gesture to make, but the recipients interpreted a donation of knapsacks and school supplies as “a gift from God.”{{more}}

Last week, LIME senior marketing and corporate communications executive Nikala Williams handed over a quantity of reading materials and other school items to the Vincare Therapeutic Learning Centre, located at McKies Hill.

Veronica Daniel, the headteacher of the institution, said that the institution was thankful for the donation, and that it would go a long way in assisting the students with their studies.

“I want to thank LIME for the kind contribution; it is deeply appreciated and we would be making good use of the books…. It would benefit them academically,” Daniel said.

“When my students saw me with the books they said to me ‘Miss, God has provided for you.’”

Daniel said that the school, which has been in existence for 14 years, provides short-term therapeutic learning for children and adults with learning disabilities, those with the inability to speak or comprehend what is said, and persons who have difficulty reading and writing.

She added that the school has had its successes, and expects further academic improvement, thanks to the LIME contribution.

“What I do here is to take them out of the schools, because they are not learning; so I take them and bring them here and help them academically; then they go back to see if they can sit the common entrance.

“Some of them sat and have passed to go to high schools or the multipurpose centre; some of them have gone overseas to study.

“They came to the programme and couldn’t spell words such as cat and rat; now they are spelling words such pneumonia, physiologist, and now challenging their parents and siblings and other children out there.”

Daniel noted that God had blessed her with the knowledge and patience to help the children, and wishes God’s blessing on LIME for its gesture towards the centre.

LIME’s Nikala Williams said “We applaud and encourage the life-changing work that is being done at Vincare. It is refreshing to know that parents do not have to give up on their kids or feel helpless; they can get the assistance needed for them right here in St Vincent. This is indeed noteworthy.”