NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Family Guardian Insurance partners Sagicor and Equisoft recently donated more than $100k to Bahamas charities.
In two separate donations, Sagicor Financial Corporation supported the Bahamas Down Syndrome Center and provided school supplies for distressed families in New Providence.
Sagicor is a leading financial services provider in the Caribbean, with over 175-years of history, and has a growing presence as a provider of life insurance products in the United States.
The first tranche of school supplies, called EduCare packs, is valued at $74,000.
The packs were presented to Dorothy Anderson, District Superintendent for North New Providence Secondary Schools and Theophilus V. Claridge, District Superintendent for South New Providence Secondary Schools on September 26.
“The EduCard Packs will cover uniforms, shoes and school supplies for 200 government school students from the hurricane ravaged islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama,” read a recent statement.
“Each package includes a $50 gift card to John’s Shoe Store, $100 gift certificate to Bookworld & Stationers and a $220 gift certificate to Sandy’s.”
Distribution of the EduCare packs will begin next week for 200 students who have registered in the Northern New Providence Secondary District, Southern New Providence Secondary District and West and East New Providence Primary Districts.
Sagicor also donated $25,000 to The Bahamas Down Syndrome & Friends Center to cover tuition and miscellaneous education expenses for fifteen special needs students earlier this month.
To accommodate the students, the Center has had to hire an additional teacher as well as purchase additional desks, chairs and teaching supplies.
The donation is part of a $300,000 commitment by Sagicor to support recovery efforts in the Bahamas, which was described by the company’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Ravi Rambarran, as part of the overall vision to improve the lives of people in the communities in which it operates.
Meanwhile Equisoft, a software solutions partner of Family Guardian Insurance, donated $30,000 to the Ranfurly Homes For Children.
The donation will cover the 24-hour nursing care required by four of its newly displaced residents from Grand Bahama that have significant health issues. These issues range from cerebral palsy to diabetes, high blood pressure and congenital heart disorders.
These children are four of twenty-five displaced kids from the children’s homes in Grand Bahama and Abaco who were welcomed by The Ranfurly Homes in New Providence, a release said.
“This donation was very timely and well-received as Ranfurly is a private, non-affiliated children’s home which receives support from private donations, fundraising events and a Government grant,” the release stated.