WASHINGTON, DC – When Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the Caribbean, the storms left much of the islands’ infrastructure in shambles, including their education institutions. This left many students in an uncertain limbo. The people of Nevis, as people of other less affected islands, have opened their homes and schools to help affected students continue their education, relatively uninterrupted.
In consultation with the Department of Education on Nevis, the Nevisian Association of Washington, DC (Nev-DC) has stepped forward to aid in the transition for ten students displaced by the storm. The organization will provide the students with school supplies for the upcoming 2018-2019 school term.
The school supplies arrived in Nevis earlier this week, and NEV-DC’s local representative, Ms. Shelly Liburd, will coordinate the handover and distribution, in conjunction with the Department of Education.
In keeping with its mission statement, NEV-DC, continues to seek ways to engage with the people of Nevis. To this end, the organization has committed to a long-term agreement to sponsor a school, on a rotating basis, for the Mr. and Ms. Talented Youth Junior Pageant. During Culturama 44, Nev-DC sponsored the Ivor Walters Primary School. The students performed admirably, received the first runner up place, and other accolades.
The President of Nev-DC, Mr. Rawle Stanley, in a statement released for this article, offered a word of encouragement to the recipients, saying, “I’m excited and proud as NEV-DC continues to execute its mission by supporting the educational and cultural tenets of students at home. NEV-DC wishes Deron Josiah and Hadassah Daniel continued success in their educational journey.”