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SOL (BARBADOS) LTD celebrated Literacy Month this year by donating scores of new books to the Deacon’s Primary School library which opened earlier this year. Sol, the leading petroleum company in the region, is known for its commitment to the communities it operates within and gifted the school with an array of books on September 21. The donation was intended to “spark the imagination and creativity of the children and encourage them to read”, Ezra Prescod, Sol’s General Manager noted.
“As a nation we pride ourselves on maintaining a high level of literacy and we must continue to encourage our children to read and provide them with opportunities to develop a love for books”, the General Manager added. Prescod congratulated the school on their library and noted his company’s dedication to education and the youth. “At Sol, supporting initiatives for youth development and education is very dear to our hearts and we are always grateful for opportunities to give back to our communities.”
The company decided to partner with the school due to its proximity to their Spring Garden Depot. “We wanted to partner with a school within the neighbourhood and we wish to thank Ms. Jordan, the Principal and Ms. King, the Senior Teacher for their warm welcome.” The donated books will join the school’s library and include both educational and fictional genres.