Outspoken public servant Kishma Penn is inviting the public to join her on her mission to supply students at public high schools with uniforms for the next school year.
Penn said she has partnered with J&C Department Store and the BVI Red Cross for this uniform drive.
Using her Facebook
platform, she appealed for the public’s support, stating that the uniform drive is mainly to assist struggling parents or single-parent families. She said she hopes to provide two pairs of uniforms for each child.
“For one child the average is about $100 but if you can’t donate $100 you can donate $5, $10 or $20. Or if you choose you can buy the items at J&C Department Store,” Penn explained.
Penn said she will be launching a website for her initiative so needy students and parents can register and give vital information needed to secure their uniforms.
“There will be a day when I’ll hand out the actual uniforms where everyone will come, line up and collect their uniforms. For those who didn’t register, they’ll still be able to collect their uniforms. But those who register beforehand will more than likely be able to pick up their uniforms before that day,” Penn explained.
Individuals who wish to help may contact Kishma Penn on Facebook
“For those who want to donate by cheque or cash, please inbox me and we’ll have someone collect your donations. For those who want to donate the items, nothing is wrong with that,” said Penn.
The uniform drive ends on August 15 and Penn said she hopes to extend the drive to students of the primary schools next year.
“As a community, we once used to help each other. When we went to buy school uniforms we would buy for those who didn’t have. We have to go back to those things. Those are the things that made the BVI,” Penn said in her Facebook