Nassau, New Providence –The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) prides itself on its ability to give back to the communities it serves. Over the years, the corporation has introduced countless initiatives geared specifically at community and youth development; from its partnership with MIYA Bahamas for ‘Good Deeds Day’, helping underprivileged children, or school visits teaching about water conservation as well as supporting the educational needs.
During a ceremony at WSC headquarters, the corporation’s newly appointed board continued the long tradition of supporting the Bahamas Primary School Foundation. WSC commitment dates back five years with the corporation donating to the non-profit on an annual basis, an effort which now has the support of WSC’s newly appointed board as well.
“As a trained educator and a father, I always jump to assist anytime children are involved”, noted WSC Chairman Adrian Gibson. “I am pleased that WSC has chosen to donate to such a noble cause, one that will impact and build a future generation of leaders and dutiful citizens,” he said.
“We congratulate the organizers for their spirit of community, these persons are setting a sturdy foundation for the building blocks of a better tomorrow”.
Now in its 20th year, the foundation which was established in 1997 recognizes the academic accomplishments of more than two thousand Bahamian students in both the public and private schools in the family islands, offering scholarship opportunities and rewarding students for their contribution to school life, their participation in extra-curricular activities, as well as their community involvement. In 2017 alone, one hundred and ten nominees were chosen from Grand Bahama, New Providence, Abaco, Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island, San Salvador, Inagua, and Mayaguana were awarded medals, trophies, and scholarships.
“We also owe a great debt of gratitude to our corporate and individual sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible” noted Foundation Chairman Vandyke Pratt. “We salute these individuals and corporate entities that have deemed it to be of great significance to invest in the future of the Bahamas via this program”.
As a corporate citizen and community partner, the team at WSC is passionate about making a difference in the lives of students of all ages and remains committed to its partnership with the Bahamas Primary School student foundation and their recognition of the country’s young people.