In delivering on a promise that was made in February this year by Chair of the Miss World Organization Julia Morley, Mr. World BVI Temulji Hughes, and Miss World BVI Yadali Thomas Santos presented $5000 worth of school supplies to the Valley Day School in Virgin Gorda (VG).
According to Miss World BVI Committee, the presentation, which was made on Monday, November 5, was the fulfillment of the promise that was made by Morley when she visited the school in February, after learning about the needs of the students from businessman and community activist, Allington “Gumption” Creque.
At the time, Mrs. Morley was in the BVI to promote the Territory following the devastating hurricanes of 2017. As she visited the school and interacted with the students, Mrs. Morley promised to contribute. The promise was kept through the local Miss World Committee this week.
During the brief presentation event on Monday; many of the students fondly recalled the February visit of the international Miss World contingent, and were elated to receive the donated items.
The committee stated that the painting supplies immediately went into use as some of the students commenced a painting project with Miss World BVI.
The painting is still being worked on, and the students said that they would like Miss World BVI to return to see the final work of art.
Mr. Creque, who helped to make the donation possible, said that he was pleased that Mrs. Morley visited and contributed to the school. He also spoke of the importance of education and community engagement.
Both Mr. and Miss World BVI noted that the donation is a demonstration of the Miss World Organization’s mission to inspire leadership qualities in young people, as well as promote commitment to community, encourage academic excellence, and reinforce high ethical standards.
The donation was made possible through assistance from the Ministry of Education and Her Majesty’s Customs, who facilitated duty free exemptions for the items.