The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), has distributed approximately 921 hygiene packs to vulnerable and special needs students.
The packages were delivered to 50 primary and secondary schools across the island over the last two days for the principals to discretely deliver to specific students for them to travel with on a daily basis.
The hygiene packs, which were funded by UNICEF, each contain: one bottle of liquid hand soap, one bottle of hand sanitiser, two disposable masks and one roll of toilet paper. Members of the Barbados Defence Force were instrumental in packing and distributing the packages to various schools. Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Dr. Romel Springer; Chief Education Officer (Ag), Joy Adamson; Deputy Director of UNICEF’S Office for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Tanya Radosavljevic; UNICEF Barbados’ Communication for Development Specialist, Dr Lisa McClean-Trotman; and officers of the BDF delivered some of the packages to The Ann Hill School, Irving Wilson School, Springer Memorial Secondary School, Harrison College and St. Ambrose Primary, yesterday.