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Good Deeds for a Good Cause
By Water and Sewerage Corporation
Apr 16, 2017 - 6:06:44 AM

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MIYA BAHAMAS Project Manager Goncalo Delgado and two students of the Stapledon School add a fresh coat of paint to tire planters on the school's campus. (Photo courtesy of BVS)

Nassau, New Providence – Committed to their roles as good corporate citizens, Miya Bahamas and the Water & Sewerage Corporation teamed up with their employees to participate in the annual good deeds day, jumping at the opportunity to give back to the community in a real and tangible way.

Good Deeds Day is a MIYA annual tradition which launched in 2007 and has swept the globe encouraging persons from all cultures, backgrounds, and countries to join forces and give of themselves for the benefit of others and the planet. In 2017, ninety-three countries – including The Bahamas – participated in over 20 thousand projects making this year the largest and most far reaching day of global good.

This year marked the fourth time that the Water & Sewerage Corporation has partnered with Miya for Good Deeds Day with the event becoming a staple in both companies’ annual calendars. On April 7, the volunteers from both organizations took time to improve the Stapledon School gardens and playground areas as well as the remove of all debris which had accumulated Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Volunteers from the Water & Sewerage Corporation and MIYA Bahamas divvy up supplies and work assignments before starting cleanup work on the campus of the Stapledon School on Good Deeds Day 2017 (Photo courtesy of BVS)

“We chose the Stapledon School this year because they cater to children with varying degrees of mental disabilities,” said Andrea Forbes of Miya Bahamas. “This month is Autism Awareness Month, so we thought it a good idea to come in and do what we can to assist the school and its students.”

Helping organize these events, Visna Armbrister WSC Public Affairs and Customer Service Manager has been at the forefront of each Good Deeds Day. “This is now an annual event for us at WSC, and it’s something we always look forward to doing. Our staff is eager to help and assist our community. We are more than just a company doing business, we really appreciate our community and our country,” she explained.

Good Deeds Day, a global annual tradition which launched back in 2007 has swept the globe encouraging persons from all culture, backgrounds, and countries to join forces and give of themselves for the benefit of others and the planet. In 2017, ninety-three countries – including the Bahamas – participated in over 20 thousand projects. (Photo courtesy of BVS)

That very philosophy is at the heart of the Good Deeds Day movement started by Shari Arison of the Arison group, the parent company of  MIYA Bahamas.

“If people could unite around good. If every person does something to make a difference, and communities, organizations, and corporations give of their time and skill to help others, lives will be improved, and our world would be a better one” she noted.

To learn more about Good Deeds Day or to join this annual event visit www.good-deeds-day.org and join the campaign to do good!

A team of volunteers including employees of WSC, MIYA Bahamas and students of the Stapeldon School bring some much needed color to to play areas on the school's campus. (Photo courtesy of BVS)

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