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Urban Renewal Donate Books to Anglican Schools

The Urban Renewal Commission donated thousands of textbooks to the Anglican Diocese in an effort to do their part in building a stronger, better and more prosperous Bahamas.

As a part of its mission to assist with the advancement and empowerment of the youth of the nation, the Urban Renewal Commission, focusing their effort on the aspect of education, donated what Urban Renewal Co-Chair Algernon Allen described as ‘an immeasurable amount of textbooks’ to the Anglican Diocese for students in primary school to secondary school.

“We are giving something back to the Anglican Diocese on an educational basis because they have proven themselves to be a powerful source that has shook and transformed the lives of many citizens educationally and spiritually for over a century,” Mr. Allen said.

“We are well aware of the ethics of which drive the education system and we choose to bless you with these thousands of books in aid to give back for the countless contributions that you have made toward the country. We received these hundreds of textbooks to assist with further educating our youth and we deemed it an honour to donate these books to you all.”

Thousands of students from three different islands will be afforded the opportunity to use the books that were presented to Bishop Laish Boyd at the Anglican Diocesan office on Monday morning.

The students hail from the four schools in the district, St. John’s College and St. Anne’s School both of New Providence, St. Andrew’s Anglican School in Exuma and Bishop Michael Eldon School in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Bishop Boyd extended gratitude to the co-chairs of Urban Renewal for the donation on behalf of the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

He assured both Mr. Allen and Urban Renewal Co-Chair Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt that the books will be put to use as soon as this week.

“We are so grateful for these books that we will most definitely put to use in our four schools,” he said.

“We want to say thank you so much for making these education materials available to schools in the country. We urge you guys to continue to give back to the communities to better assist with education throughout The Bahamas.”

Mr. Allen confirmed that the books donated were only but a sample of the hundreds and thousands that will continue to be donated to other institutions both private and public.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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