SINT MAARTEN (BELVEDERE) - In an effort to promote proper hygiene among children, the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset donated hygiene kits to students of the Prins Willem Alexander Primary School (PWAS) on June 23rd, 2022. This would be the club’s second year making this much needed donation to the school.
Rotary Sunset received a sponsorship request from the school to assist with providing hygiene essentials for 13 students who will be moving on to secondary school. The school has also embarked on several hygiene sessions to combat the concern of lack of hygiene care among the students. The presentation took place at Rotary Sunset’s board meeting in the presence of Rotarians and the donation was accepted by Jina Mamtani-Mahbubani, who is the school’s counselor at PWAS. The hygiene kits will be distributed to the students during their school leaving exercise on June 27th, 2022. The kits include body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, comb, brush, toothpaste, mouth wash, body mist, lotion, hand sanitizer, face wipe, sanitary pads, lip balm, razors, shaving cream and a wash cloth.
“Forming good hygiene practice from a young age can have a positive effect on a child’s growth and development. A child will also learn to be independent and boost their confidence and self-esteem. Rotary Sunset is elated to be able to assist in this area as we strive to play a proactive role in the early education and personal hygiene of children,” Rotary Sunset President, Norrisa Anatol stated.
The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset would like to commend the management and staff of the Prins Willem Alexander Primary School for contacting the club and their continued efforts in promoting proper hygiene practices among their student population. The club would also like to congratulate the graduating class of PWAS for their exceptional achievements and wishes them much success in their future endeavors.