Errol Barrow Memorial Park has new life, thanks to SOL’s Children Matter Most Beautification Project

SOL’s latest round of interns left a very high benchmark by refurbishing the playground at the Errol Barrow Memorial Park.

Angeline Catling (scissors in hand) joined SOL Petroleum's Barbados Country Mgr Ezra Prescod in the Park to assist with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony which marked the completion of SOL's Children Matter Most Beautification Project.

Angeline Catling (scissors in hand) joined SOL Barbados’ General Mgr Ezra Prescod in the Park to assist with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony which marked the completion of SOL’s Children Matter Most Beautification Project.

Shola Mapp, Marketing Assistant at SOL revealed how the Project is an annual component of SOL’s internship programme running since 2012. On this occasion, the 11 interns, who are between 18 to 24, during their 3-month-stint were charged with helping to raise funds for the Sayers Court Children’s Home and carrying out upgrades such as the refurbishment of the park.

"This year the Sol interns have done an exceptional job in raising funds and giving back to the community. They have done their usual work and they have also taken on this Project, so I would like to commend them on that," Ms Mapp stated.

This year the Sol interns have done an exceptional job in raising funds and giving back to the community. They have done their usual work and they have also taken on this Project, so I would like to commend them on that,” Ms Mapp stated.

On hand for the day’s Ceremony, which also included the distribution of gifts and treats to campers from the All Stars Camp who were among the first to enjoy the upgraded play park, was General Manager of the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett. He too commended the interns for their efforts in addition to expressed gratitude to SOL.

"In these tough times any support we can get from the private sector certainly we very much appreciate, and I think what is even interesting is that the persons who were involved with it are young people. So basically, they are giving back to the same young people who would have used the park." (Mr Neblett is in this image at centre.)

In these tough times any support we can get from the private sector certainly we very much appreciate, and I think what is even interesting is that the persons who were involved with it are young people. So basically, they are giving back to the same young people who would have used the park.” (Mr Neblett is in this image at centre.)

The NCC Manager continued, “we have 55 parks and I just want to send a message to SOL that certainly, if they have the resources available they are another 54 that we would welcome them to come and help us but we appreciate the gesture and we do hope that we can have a good relationship with them and that we can continue the good work.”

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