St. George’s, Grenada. – In keeping with Republic Bank’s commitment to more meaningfully impact the communities it serves, the Bank, under its Power to Make a Difference Programme (PTMAD), has come to the assistance of the Resource Centre for the Blind located at Park Estate, Perdmontemps, St. David.
In a ceremonial presentation made at the School, the Bank pledged its assistance in securing specialized equipment valued at $63,480.00. The equipment, which include: 2 Closed-Circuit Televisions, Six Braillers and 50 Cartoons Braille Paper, will assist low vision and visually impaired students and teachers in coping with the daily challenges of living with visual impairment.
In making the presentation, General Manager – Operations, Mrs. Donna Lander said:- “At Republic Bank we pride ourselves on being, not just a financial institution with banking products and services, but also one with a heart that cares.
It is therefore extremely delightful for to us to be able to make this presentation to the Resource Centre for the Blind. It is our hope that this gesture will bring some measure of relief for those who are faced with the day to day challenges of visual impairment.”
The Resource Centre caters to the needs of thirty five (35) blind or visually impaired children. The mission of the Centre is to provide educational support to students with special needs within the regular school system and to collaborate with parents/guardians, professionals and para-professionals in an effort to educate each student according to his/her interests and abilities, thus enabling students to reach their maximum potential and take their place in the social and economic life in their communities.
The Resource Centre for the Blind joins a long list of institutions that have benefitted over the years from Republic Bank’s Power to Make a Difference Programme.