The Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has responded positively to a request to assist needy students of the St George’s Anglican Senior School.
During a short presentation at the school’s auditorium, last Friday head of that department Assistant Superintendent of Police Terrence Julien, handed over some twenty-two pairs of shoes to school principal Nigel De Gale, to be presented to students whose names were given by their teacher as those most in need of such assistance.
Shortly after receiving what he referred to as a most timely gift, the school principal admonished the recipients to be thankful, and show appreciation by taking good care of the gifts. “It should not be” he said, “easy come, easy go.”
De Gale also thanked the members of the Community Relations Department of the RGPF for once again looking after the needs of the school and wished them well in their future undertakings.
Speaking to members of the media shortly after the handing over on Friday, Julien said giving to schools and community groups is nothing new for the CRD, however he noted that on this occasion, with assistance of Mr Kent Simon, a past student of the St. George’s Anglican Senior School based in New York, a few schools in St George’s and St Mark’s were chosen as part of the project. He, therefore, viewed it as fulfilling their mandate as a community-based organization.
Mr Julien said the overall cost of the project is in the region of twelve hundred United States dollars. He noted it is by no means a one-off, and as the year comes to a close, the RGPF would be embarking on a number of initiatives to assist the need of the community throughout the length and breadth of Grenada.