Teachers as well as students at the Belair Government School are having a more enjoyable experience thanks to the St. Vincent Building and Loan Association’s (SVBLA) contribution of wall mounted fans.
On Wednesday, 5th October, SVBLA handed over wall mounted fans to Principal Mrs. Carmille Nichols-Bascombe and President of the Parent Teacher Association, Mr. Joseph Bascombe. Despite ventilation at the school, both teachers and students were finding it difficult to cope due to the heat.
Candice Sealey, Marketing Officer at SVBLA, noted that SVBLA places a high value on education as is demonstrated through its yearly scholarship awards. Therefore the organization is pleased that its donation will have a positive impact; Miss Sealey further added that students learn best when they are comfortable in their physical environment hence the correlation between comfort and students’ success. Mr. Bascombe expressed his joy in receiving the donation particularly because it meant that the classroom would be more enjoyable and comfortable and by extension, students would be have a more pleasant learning experience. He stated that “the heat experienced in these classrooms can make the learning environment very challenging”.
St. Vincent Building & Loan Association: Incorporated on July 04, 1941 but began operations on January 03, 1941, is owned and managed by Vincentians, for the benefit of Vincentians. Located at Halifax Street, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Association was founded with the intention of providing Vincentians with a means to practice thrift through regular, systematic savings and a way to experience the joy and pride of owning their own home. Today, the Association offers a range of Services which include: Mortgages, Regular Savings, Super Savers, Fixed Deposits and Insurance products.