Crew from the U.S. Navy’s SWIFT high speed vessel currently visiting Barbados will join forces with Garrison Secondary parents and alumni on Friday, August 13, to repaint the school’s Manny Bowen auditorium.
Commanding Officer of the Swift, Captain Kurt E. Hedberg, will present the donated material during a ship-side ceremony at the Bridgetown Port at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. The donation responds to the invitation extended by Principal Matthew Farley of Garrison Secondary school and president of the school’s Parent-Teacher Association, Desmond Bruce.
Fifteen Swift crewmen will take part in the day-long community project. Garrison Secondary School will be welcoming back 975 students in early September and through this cooperative project between the U.S. Embassy, the Swift and the Garrison School community, the students will find a freshly-painted facility at the center of their compound.
Immediately following this presentation, the crew and the school’s leadership will travel to the school campus and begin the day-long refurbishing project.