Melissa Skerrit

More than 150 students have received free school supplies for the upcoming academic year from the Adopt-a-Child/Back to School program.

Some students have also received scholarships for the year.

The Melissa Skerrit Foundation, run by the wide of Dominica’s prime minister Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, has assisted with the facilitation of this program.

Mrs. Skerrit has said that her motivation for this program was hearing the struggles of individuals in the community who were unable to afford the expense of sending their children to school.

“This to me was unacceptable,” Mrs Skerrit stated.

The Foundation has acknowledged the partnership of Petro Caribe and citizenship by investment specialist Montreal Management Consultants as being vital to the program’s success.

“Your generosity has truly impacted the lives of the children and I do hope that this will encourage other companies here and abroad to continue to help build a better nation,” she said.