Approximately 50 academic and ancillary staff at Iris Gelly Primary School, in the tough inner-city community of Arnett Gardens, on Wednesday received Easter gift packages from Rainforest Seafoods.
Director of marketing and corporate affairs at Rainforest Seafoods Roger Lyn, who handed over the packages, told the Jamaica Observer that the company was pleased to be able to offer a helping hand to the staff at the school.
“This is a continuation of our partnership with Iris Gelly. For some time now Rainforest has adopted the school… so this is just another in a series of things which we have done to help the school community,” said Lyn.
“Right now, given what’s happening, and even though teachers are working remotely from home, they are still committed to the education of our children, and this is just one of the ways in which we can reach out to them.
“Despite the challenges for all of us, this is just a small way of reaching out to them and just letting them know that they are still on our minds and we acknowledge the good work that they continue to do,” added Lyn as he handed over the gift bags with a variety of Rainforest products.
In accepting the gift packages the school’s principal, Claude Rowe, applauded the company for its support over the years.
“Rainforest has always been one of our supporters… and once again they have come forward,” said Rowe.