For the past five (5) years, Parliamentary Representative for St. John’s Rural North, the Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez has embarked on a back-to-school donation initiative without fail.
However, with the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s initiative seemed unattainable. Nonetheless, according to the constituency liaison team,” Despite the pandemic we are fighting, education remains important. The annual back-to-school bag pack initiative is still on the table.”
Over the weekend, some three hundred (300) school bags, were distributed throughout communities within the constituency. The school package included an assortment of pens, pencils, lunch kits and or water bottles, geometry sets, sharpeners, paint sets, coloring books, rulers, and a special message from The Hon. Charles Max Fernandez, MP. According to the team, “the packages were also sanitized to ensure health and safety.”
In a message to his constituents, MP Fernandez said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, according to Nelson Mandela. During this global crisis, as educators, students, and parents we are experiencing a huge change and uncertainty at the moment. However, the importance of education – your education remains consistent. Have a safe, happy, productive, and successful school year!”