Prince Godwill D. Fomusoh Foundation (USA) Makes Donation to the BCC’s Division of Technology

A gift from the heart of a generous donor to the Barbados Community College is expected to help the Eyrie St. Michael institution with its plans for future development.

That’s the word from Principal, Annette Alleyne as she accepted equipment donated by the Prince Godwill D. Fomusoh Foundation (PGDFF) to the Division of Technology. The equipment comprised a wood chipper, two routers, a miter saw, two drilling machines, and a shop vacuum.

Founder of the charity, Prince Godwin Fomusoh said while it was not a large donation, the motivation behind the gesture was rooted in the Foundation’s mandate to support the community and in a desire to see the BCC continue to excel. Just before handing over the equipment, Prince Godwin shared a few words of advice with Ms. Alleyne and the other staff and students present in the Division of Technology’s Drawing Office. “Hopefully you can use this little gift from our heart to you guys and keep going in the right direction because this is what it is all about. And don’t forget integrity … you have to be truthful about yourself and everything works out perfectly”, he said.

In thanking Prince Godwin, and the representatives of the foundation who were present, Principal Alleyne revealed exactly how the Division of Technology and the college in general would benefit from what she described as the “massive” gesture.

“The donation of this equipment would allow the division to generate some revenue. It’s going to assist with our plans for sustainability, revenue generation, and for the expansion of this division in particular”, she said.

Ms. Alleyne also praised the critical role the staff and students of the division played in the ongoing relationship between the college and the Foundation and its larger project - Barbados is Blooming Campaign of PGDFF Caribbean. Under that initiative, two staff members and six students from the Building and Civil Engineering Part-Time Class constructed what has been dubbed ‘Little Libraries’.

The first of the 15 libraries, built by the team from the Division, was unveiled at the Parkinson Resource Centre. Others were subsequently unveiled at various sites around the island. They form part of a new literacy drive that aims to provide more opportunities for children to develop a love for reading, while at the same time, inspiring them to be more creative.

The project is a collaboration between the Prince Godwill D Fomusoh Foundation (PGDFF) Caribbean Inc., the Community Development Department, and the Massy Foundation.

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