Republic Bank donates Equipment valued at $70,000.00 to assist Blind and Visually Impaired Students

Caption: Mrs. Vernice Morain receiving equipment from Keith Johnson of Republic Bank

St. George's, Grenada. March 30, 2012 - Republic Bank delivered on its promise to assist blind and visually impaired students to better cope with the challenges of living with blindness and low vision.

Under its Power to Make a Difference Programme, the Bank has donated to the Resource Centre for the Blind located at Park Estate, Perdmontemps, St. David, specialized equipment and stationery, valued at $70,000.00 (Seventy Thousand Dollars.)

On handing over the items to Mrs. Vernice Morain, the school's principal, the Managing Director of Republic Bank said:

"The Bank's donation of two (2) closed-circuit Televisions, six (6) Braille machines, One (1) photocopier/printer and 50 cartoons Braille Paper to the Resource Centre for the Blind, will hopefully help to improve the lives of the visually impaired student - and teachers, while at the same time, raise public awareness of persons among us who struggle with these challenges, day to day.

As a financial institution that cares, we are extremely gratified by the knowledge that these devices will bring even the smallest measure of relief to those who will benefit from them."

The Resource Centre provides educational support to students with special needs within the regular school system in an effort help them to contribute meaningfully to the social and economic life in their communities. The Centre adds to a growing list of institutions that have benefitted over the years from Republic Bank's Power to Make a Difference Programme.

April 3, 2012
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