More than 200 local Abaco school children received bags, books and other supplies to prepare them for Back to School through a joint collaboration between government and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).
The students were treated to a day of food and beverages as they lined up to get their 2014/2015 school supplies. It was a move that was welcome by both the parents and the children.
“Thank you for your generous donation before the children return to school,” said resident Carolee Russell on behalf of the local population. “Thanks for the contributions in Cooper’s Town. The town has not changed for many years, a lot of people have to work away from home, but you coming to our town has injected new vitality.
“I believe Cooper’s town has a rich future because of the new port.”
Through the event and interaction with the local residents, CHEC further strengthened its relationship with the community. Regional Project Manager Chang Qijun said CHEC was committed to building the North Abaco Port Project in a manner that brought about the maximum amount of benefits for the local people.
“We believe that by the completion of the North Abaco Port, CHEC will not only improve local traffic conditions, but also provide work for more people while promoting local economic development,” he said. “We are also committed to China Harbour carrying out duties that enhance public welfare and improve the lives of local people by making whatever contribution we need to. We will actively fulfill the company’s corporate social responsibility.”
The back-to-school event lasted for four hours, ending with all of the participants taking photos, eating and playing together in the final hours leading up to the beginning of the school year.