BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter Thursday, November 05, 2015
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Members of Skye Kingdom, a group of black cabin crew members drawn from across the globe, recently took time from their cruise to call on the Montego Bay Infant School, where they presented students and teachers with much-needed school equipment.
|Members of Skye Kingdom, who recently donated laptop computers and |
other school supplies to the Montego Bay Infant School, pose with students
and teachers of the school after the presentation ceremony.
Half of the 30 passengers on the cruise were in attendance at the early childhood institution during the handing over of two laptop computers and other school supplies for the 932 students enrolled at the institution and the 31 teachers on staff.
Among the 15 flight attendants was Cordell Harding, a native of Montego Bay, now living in the United States, who was instrumental in selecting the Montego Bay Infant School as the beneficiary of Skye Kingdom's generosity.
"Today we are doing a cruise, Carnival Breeze, and this is our first stop and we have decided that since we have a few members that are from Jamaica we would definitely give back to this community. This is my hometown so I decided that Montego Bay Infant would be one of the best places to give back because they are so in need of things," Harding told the Jamaica Observer West.
"We have donated school supplies, laptops for teachers and quite a few other items for teachers to use in the classroom for the children: pencils, pens, all the school supplies that we could gather from all of our members in the United States," said Harding.
One of her colleagues, Brian Coleman, promised that next year during their scheduled cruise tour, the 2220-member strong Skye Kingdom will make every effort to increase their donation.
"We haven't decided where we are going to go next year, but we do this every single year and it is going to get bigger and bigger and we are going to do more things for you guys," Coleman pledged.
Constance Graham, principal of the Montego Bay Infant School, was grateful to the flight attendants for the gift. more