Coconut Bay Beach resort & Spa's management and staff came together to assemble the CocoLand Cares Packages, filling three trucks.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has launched its CocoLand Cares Project, a major national initiative and a significant investment in early childhood education benefitting 126 Saint Lucian preschools. From puzzles to puppets, the high quality learning materials in the CocoLand Cares Package were carefully chosen to support literacy and language development and to contribute to academic achievement in the primary grades.
The CocoLand Cares Project was announced on April 8th, 2014 at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa by the resort’s General Manager, Mark Hawken; Chairman and owner, Butch Hendrickson; CEO, Mark Adams and Saint Lucia’s Minister of Education, Dr. Hon. Robert Lewis. “It is my wish that through CocoLand Cares, Coconut Bay can impact positively on the process of early childhood education,” said Hendrickson. “And that the children of Saint Lucia can benefit from an early and firm grounding in terms of those critical skills they require to make them more effective citizens by way of their contribution to national development.”
The resort’s management and staff came together to assemble the CocoLand Cares Packages, filling three trucks. They began delivering to Early Childhood Education Centres across the country on April 28, 2014, meeting with teachers and students at the Lions Early Childhood Development Centre in Lions, and the ABC Fun House in Laborie, both in Saint Lucia’s Southern District. CocoLand Cares Package distribution is continuing to the remaining preschools throughout the island.
It was also confirmed at the CocoLand Cares Project launch that this initiative will be an annual undertaking. The resort’s management and staff are excited to be looking ahead to support Saint Lucia’s academic investment in future preschool classes and to continue their own tradition of giving back to their surrounding communities.