Scotiabank Community Program

Scotiabank Manager Marketing, Jennifer Cipriani, presents a quantity of books to Eccles Primary School Head Teacher Doreen Wrights and teacher Indranie Krishnalall.

Eccles Primary Students Benefit from Scotiabank Donation

Georgetown. October 3, 2014. Thousands of students will benefit from a recently-launched reading room and library at the Eccles Primary School, compliments of the Scotiabank Community Program.

The project, spearheaded by teacher Indranie Krishnalall, started in July after the school approached Scotiabank for funding to renovate an un-used room so it can be converted into a library and reading room.

At the simple launching ceremony, Scotiabank Manager Marketing Jennifer Cipriani, noted that this is a project where the investment is relatively small compared to the benefits that will be gained over time. She noted that the facility will serve thousands of students passing through the school over the coming years and urged the current students to take care of the books and furniture so future students can enjoy the benefits too.

Head Teacher Doreen Wrights, in her remarks, thanked Scotiabank and the teaching staff for making the project a reality. She alluded to the theme for Education Month, noting that the reading room project is a great example of community contribution to literacy. She also lobbied for donations of computers, DVD and television to allow students to use technology for learning.

The Scotiabank Community Program is the Bank’s global philanthropic programme which brings together all of the Bank’s charitable, social and community efforts and employee volunteer activities under one banner. Through the Scotiabank Community Program, the Bank’s charitable efforts are aimed at being relevant and responsive to the needs of each community at a grassroots level and provide support across the fields of health, arts, education, social services, sports and the environment. In the Caribbean, Latin and Central America, the programme focuses primarily on children and children’s causes.