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Hundreds of students benefit from Bahamas Waste’s back to school initiative
By Bahamas Waste
Aug 31, 2017 - 9:34:32 PM

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Bahamas Waste Chairman Peter Andrews presents one young man with his very own branded Bahamas Waste backpack at the Bain & Grants Town Back to School event at the Southern Recreational Grounds on August 26th. (Photograph Courtesy of BVS)

New Providence, Bahamas –Bahamas Waste has a well-established reputation as the premier provider of waste management services in the country. Equally important to the company’s philosophy, however, is its dedication and commitment to the good corporate citizenry.  

“We pride ourselves on being able to provide quality service to our customers but also to come to the aid of the communities we service as well” explained Managing Director Francisco de Cardenas. “The work we do for various causes is just as important to us as the waste management services we provide,” he said.

From its support of health-related causes such HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer Awareness and Autism awareness; to its support of Youth and Sports Development programs around the country Bahamas Waste has worked tirelessly to sustain the very communities it serves.

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Prime Minister The Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis hands out backpacks to deserving students in Bain & Grants town during a recent Back to School event hosted in collaboration with Area MP Travis Robinson, Bahamas Waste and other community Partners on August 26. (Photograph Courtesy of BVS)

This year, with thousands of students, headed back to the classroom for the start of the 2017/2018 school year, Bahamas Waste chose to team up with its various community partners including Bahamas Hot Mix and Sun-tee to provide hundreds of students with back to school necessities.

Under the auspices of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, and Bahamas Waste Chairman Peter Andrews, the company in collaboration with Bain and Grants Town Member of Parliament Travis Robinson, hosted a massive Back to School event at the Southern Recreational Grounds providing up to 600 Bahamas Waste, Sun Tee and Bahamas Hot Mix branded backpacks filled with school supplies to the young people in that community; and an additional 600 backpacks supplied for students returning to classroom on Long Island as well.

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These students were treated to live music, food, and games in a final day of summer fun before the start of the new school year and were recipients of backpacks and school courtesy of Bahamas Waste and its community partners. (Photograph Courtesy of BVS Bahamas)

“We were really excited when Travis Robinson’s team reached out to us to partner with the Bain & Grants Town community” explained Bahamas Waste Operations Manager Ethelyn Davis. “We know that difficult economic times have made it hard for some parents to even provide the necessities for their children to return to school and so we wanted to do our part to alleviate some of that stress,” she said.

To execute the event, Bahamas Waste worked closely with Mr. Robinson’s team to treat the children of that community to a massive day of summer fun filled with live music, food, and games. In addition to the donation of school supplies Bahamas Waste also provided traditional waste management services for the event which included portable restrooms and mobile hand sanitizing stations as well.

“The event was a smashing success, but it could not have been made possible without the corporate assistance of entities like Bahamas Waste,” Robinson said. “They didn’t just donate to the cause they showed up and were part of the event. I’m thankful that we were able to help so many underprivileged young people in our society because often persons turn a blind eye toward the less privileged individuals among us.”

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Bain & Grants Town MP Travis Robinson (Left) Shares a laugh with PM Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and Bahamas Waste Chairman Peter Andrews during Back to School event held on the Southern Recreational Grounds. (Photograph Courtesy of BVS)


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