Bobby Elder, principal of Blue Fin Construction, visited the administrative and teaching staff of Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) on Aug. 29 to leave a sizeable donation of backpacks containing school supplies for students.
Elder said that the donation of 1,000 school supplies was made possible through a number of wealthy individuals at Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club who were happy to give back. As a contractor for the luxurious Baker’s Bay community, his company was a vehicle for them to do just that. There are plans to donate school supplies to Guana Cay Primary School as well.
The partnership for the school supplies also extended to a foundation called Friends of Abaco, which is a non-profit organization founded on Great Guana Cay by Elder’s children.
Friends of Abaco’s mission is to ensure that children in Abaco’s public schools have the necessary school supplies they need to foster education with the hopes of expanding their donations to include “textbooks, workbooks, and other curriculum not supplied by the Bahamas government, and to achieve equal opportunity for all children in The Bahamas.”
Elder expressed regret that his children were not able to be a part of the donation this year because of school obligations, adding that they would make every effort to attend next year.
Principal Beatrice Moxey profusely thanked Elder for his generosity to the school. She explained that the supplies would be distributed among the teachers in each grade level depending on the number of students in each class. The backpacks were packed with supplies according to each grade level where they would be given to the students on Monday, Sept. 4, when school opens for the 2017-2018 school year.