Students of the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School (GBSS) were in for a surprise at the school’s general assembly meeting on Monday, 26 January.
Unknown to the students, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank was in attendance to make a significant contribution to the school that very morning. Nigel Ollivierre, Country Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean attended the assembly to handover a selection of fans to outfit the school’s auditorium which had been without cooling aids for quite some time.
Nigel Ollivierre expressed his delight at being able to make this worthwhile contribution to one of Grenada’s leading educational institutions which is also his alma mater. “It is a pleasure for me to be here representing CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and its commitment to education and also as a past pupil of this fine institution that played a crucial role in my education and that of many Grenadians.” He commented.
“At CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, we take our corporate social responsibility seriously. It is our hope that this contribution will make the learning environment more comfortable for the students, group activities and also for fund-raising activities held at the schools’ auditorium.” he further noted. CIBC FirstCaribbean and staff continue to explore avenues that the Bank can support or contribute through their community initiatives like Adopt-a-Cause, various school sports programmes and projects to help better the lives of many in impoverished communities across Grenada.
Phillip Thomas, Principal of the GBSS, thanked CIBC FirstCaribbean for their generous and timely contribution to the school and the active role the Bank continues to play in the education of the students.
“On behalf of the school, I would like to extend our thanks to CIBC FirstCaribbean for their continued support over the years. This is just one instance of their support, however we are pleased that the bank continues to show its support for the school through its commitment to school sports and other activities that are crucial to our students’ general education. I urge our ‘boys’ to value these gifts and opportunities that are given to them by being upstanding individuals that contribute positively to society.”