Zero Hunger Trust Fund Receives Donation from Bank of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The Zero Hunger Trust Fund received a donation from its committed partner, Bank of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the sum of EC$30, 000, for support towards the ‘Adopt A Classroom’ programme. Since 2021, ZHTF SVG has partnered with the Bank of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on this promising initiative to providing support to students at primary schools in vulnerable communities.
Under the ‘Adopt A Classroom’ programme, the ZHTF SVG has provided annual support to students from 12 ‘adopted’ primary schools, including Barrouallie Anglican, Barrouallie Government, Calliaqua Anglican, Chateaubelair Methodist, Clare Valley Primary, Fair Hall Government, Fancy Government, Gomea Methodist, Lauders Primary, Mayreau Government, Rose Hall Government and Sandy Bay Government School.
The ‘Adopt A Classroom’ programme was established in 2016 to provide support to schoolaged children from vulnerable communities, in attaining the educational skills necessary to rise out of poverty and by extension, hunger. It covers the cost of textbooks, school uniforms and other necessary school supplies for students at ‘adopted’ schools. At inception, ZHTF SVG ‘adopted’ two separate cohorts of students from Kindergarten and Grade 1. These students have since progressed through the different grades, with the first cohort of students having successfully completed the 2023 Caribbean Primary Entrance Assessment, and the second cohort, expected to commence Grade 6 in the upcoming academic year 2023/24.