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H Savy Insurance donates hygiene products, stationery to all public schools | 15 July 2020

H Savy Insurance donates hygiene products, stationery to all public schools

The presentation ceremony (Photo: Louis Toussaint)

H Savy Insurance has made a donation of hand sanitisers, liquid hand wash, wipes and stationary to 25 primary, 11 secondary schools and the School of Advanced Level Studies.

This donation of materials worth R136,585 falls under the company’s corporate social responsibility scheme.

The symbolic event, which was attended by the general manager of H Savy Insurance, Lambert Woodcock, the principal secretary for early childhood, primary and secondary education Dr Odile De Commarmond, director general for primary schools Cyril Pillay, director general for secondary schools Odile Octave, head teachers for Mont Fleuri primary and secondary – Daniela Antat and Marc Arrisol – took place at the Mont Fleuri secondary school on Monday.

This donation has come at the right time as H Savy Insurance wants to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools.

Mr Woodcock noted that “this month H Savy Insurance is celebrating its25th anniversary and we thought of doing something that will help the community in this trying time. We hope that this donation will help the students to stay healthy.”

On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Dr De Commarmond thanked H Savy Insurance for such a donation. “We know that at this point in time, our economy is really struggling as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. So a donation like this is very important as we will continuously need these items for our students in order for them to maintain the level of hygiene as required by the department of health.”

Mont Fleuri secondary head teacher Marc Arrisol said: “We did not invite COVID-19 and we are living in a new normal and full of uncertainties. We need to ensure the survival of the human race. As schools we need to respect the guiding principles which include hygiene, heightened vigilance and social distancing. Our school is fully committed to these principles and we welcome the donation from other stakeholders such as H Savy Insurance for contributing towards the schools of Seychelles.”

Two students from Mont Fleuri secondary – Petra Volcère and Christy Rath – delivered a vote of thanks to the sponsors and praised them for such a generous donation.

 

Vidya Gappy

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