East End Primary School’s after-school program has been given a boost with a $3,600 donation from Donald McLean of Health Care Pharmacy.
Organizers of the after-school program aim to ensure children are kept occupied and off the streets from 3-6 p.m. by taking part in wholesome activities in a safe environment with volunteers.
The Community After-School Programme, known as CASP, is now in its fourth year. Among the activities for children are yoga, drumming, music, dance, art, football, Spanish, swimming, mathematics, English, reading, spelling and netball.
Mr. McLean, who was born in East End, said the East End Primary School gave him “the foundation of a great education,” which enabled him to go on to become a pharmacist.
He said he wanted to give back to his primary school by helping today’s students “as the young minds of today are our brilliant minds of tomorrow.”
School principal Allison Wallace noted that she has seen visible results in the children who have been involved in the after-school activities.
“The children are more confident, and their improved self-esteem makes a notable difference in their academic achievements. We would like to thank Mr. McLean for his contributions to the children of East End.”