Two children’s organizations are better equipped today, after receiving generous donations from the Bank through the Scotiabank Bright Future program that aims to meet the needs of the local community in the arts, education, social services and health care.
Deacons Primary was recently helped by members of Scotiabank’s Systems Support team, who hosted a series of fundraising events among staff to defray the cost of this year’s graduation. Carolyn Branker-White, Public Relations Officer and longstanding staff member at Deacons Primary, was very pleased to receive support from the Bank stating: “Scotiabank’s donation could not have come at a better time, as we really need the money to buy prizes for our top students and all those who took the Eleven Plus Exam this year; 53 students to be exact. It is not often that we are on the receiving end.”
Scotiabank also made a $5,000 donation to ‘Operation Triple Threat Sing, Dance, Act’ (O.T.T.)., a 7-week intensive summer performing arts boot camp designed for students between the ages of 11 and 18. Now in its second year, the camp is designed to make Barbados’ young performers more versatile and equipped to successfully compete in the international performing arts industry, by taking each participant through rigorous and comprehensive training in the disciplines of Music, Dance and Drama. The camp culminates with a Musical Theatre showcase at the Frank Collymore Hall.
Janelle Headley, Founder and Director of ‘Operation Triple Threat’ expressed gratitude to Scotiabank: “I am really excited to have an organization with Scotiabank’s reputation supporting the arts… this is very encouraging! We also became members of Music Theatre International this year, giving us the right to perform Broadway Musicals on the island, so on August 23rd we will be performing Fame JR as a free public concert at the Frank Collymore Hall.”
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic Bright Future programme. Recognised as a leader internationally and in Canada for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world over the last five years.