Delta Petroleum reaches out to Jost Van Dyke School
Books, pencils, erasers, calculators, sharpeners among other items were the focus of a delegation from Delta Petroleum which was headed by Regional General Manager, Bevis Sylvester.
The students of the Jost Van Dyke School were enhanced through what the school’s principal, Ms. Marva Martin described as timely sand would be ready to buckle down to studies as they are in the last term of the current school year.
Sylvester expressed his satisfaction and noted that he was very impressed with the conduct of both students and teachers. He said that it is evident that there is great team work at the school which accommodates 45 students. He spoke about the importance of parents sending their children to school on a regular basis.
Admitting that a number of parents are current faced with difficulties resulting at times in some students being unable to attend school; Sylvester said that his company believes that such a donation would help both the teachers and students. “There are parents who are having difficulties in sending their children to school or even affording to have their child go to school. I am cognizant that some household does not have the economic resources to send their children to school on a regular basis and while that, in itself, is not an excuse. I certainly do understand the reality faced,” he said.
He urged other corporate companies to emulate the actions of Delta Petroleum in being able to reach out to the various schools on the island with the view of lending needed assistance. He also appealed to parents who are faced with economic challenges to reach out to the various relevant agencies thus being able to assist them.
The Delta Petroleum RGM said that his company recognises that that assistance should be provided to the needy. He also commented the staff for what he said exemplifies excellence noting that they are playing a significant role in the continued growth of Jost Van Dyke School.
Meanwhile, Delta Petroleum’s Regional Organisational Manager Chaunci Cline says: “Any opportunity by Delta Petroleum to highlight or bring into focus the need to assist in the holistic development of young minds to take over tomorrow as future leaders will continue to be supported by Delta Petroleum. We believe in encouraging educational advancement which will result in holistic development therefore this company would remain as a committed partner.”
Cline added that the passion of her Regional General Manager is intense as he believes in youth and children related initiatives and programmes. She said that Sylvester wants to see a more secured future thus his regular and significant contributions.
However, RGM Sylvester said that he would be writing the principal shortly to express how impressed he was with the conduct of the teachers and students. He said that he remains very confident in the island’s educational system. “I am very confident in the educational system being provided on this island and that is why Delta Petroleum would continue to support initiatives and programmes that yields educational advancement”.
He added, “The educational system in the BVI has demonstrated its capacity for producing outstanding students …There are so many positives that we see coming out of this initiative which I have initiated”.