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A special gift of Banco di Caribe to the SIGE ‘Duna un man, na bo ruman’ project


A special gift of Banco di Caribe to the SIGE ‘Duna un man, na bo ruman’ project

WILLEMSTAD: As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, Banco di Caribe, recently made a donation to the ‘Duna un man, na bo Ruman' project, by Sentro pa Inovashon i Guia Edukashonal (SIGE). The project that was held for its 8th consecutive year provides underprivileged kids within our community with basic school supplies, uniforms and shoes to guarantee a fruitful school year.The gift to SIGE was special, since it was the first donation made in light of BdC’s anniversary.

Education is always a strong pillar in a child’s development. Therefore, BdC considered this project as a perfect option for their celebratory donations. Thanks to SIGE’s initiative, roughly 900 kids and teens were able to start this new school year with a new ‘back to school’ kit. Enthusiastic SIGE volunteers approached sponsors, including BdC, to make a financial contribution or donate school supplies. A few weeks before the beginning of the new school year, SIGE started to hand out the backpacks to students. Each backpack included school supplies according to the student’s grade level and needs.

BdC director Mr. Eduardo A. de Kort recently visited SIGE to observe the positive outcome of the project. He underlines the importance of initiatives such as “Duna un man, na bo Ruman”. Every child in our community is a ray of light, to brighten the future of Curaçao. We must invest in them; and by every means support those that are underprivileged. Let us ensure they have an equal chance of succeeding. Banco di Caribe congratulates SIGE for their commitment to the project and wishes them all the best with the continuance of other projects geared towards the basic needs of the youngest members of our community.