April 19, 2024



Home-Ec Department boosted at Wisburg with donation of sewing machines from Food for the Poor

Regional Chairman Deron Adams pose with teachers and students of the Wisburg Secondary School

Students of the Wisburg Secondary School’s Art’s Stream, particularly those pursuing Homes Economics and Clothing and Textiles for the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC), are now better equipped to participate in practical sessions, with a timely donation of modern sewing machines from Food for the Poor. The sewing machines were last Thursday handed over to the Head Teacher of the school by members of Food for the Poor during a simple ceremony which saw the attendance of Regional Chairman Deron Adams.

The teachers expressed appreciation for the donation and spoke of how it will benefit the scores of students pursing this creative skill which will go beyond CSEC and can even jump start their careers in garment construction, fashion designing and tailoring.

Regional Chairman Adams related that after realising there was a need at the school for the machines, he made representation and is happy that Food for the Poor responded promptly.  “This speaks to action. Often times many persons come with the talk but Food for the Poor has set an example here where this morning they would have delivered.” He said the Regional Democratic Council will continue to work closely with the charitable organization and other stakeholders to bring development in the regional education sector where it is lacking. This forms part of the Regional Economic Advancement Programme.