Hundreds of less fortunate students equipped for Back-to-school after jamboree

Travis Robinson | Bain and Grants Town MP

The children of Bain and Grants Town were all smiles on Saturday as they were treated to a fun-filled back to school Jamboree by Member of Parliament for the area Travis Robinson.

Robinson partnered with private corporations to donate school supplies to thousands of children during a block party on the Sir Milo Butler park which featured face painting, tasty treats, and a goody bag donated by telecoms provider ALIV.

“We’ve prepared for some 2,500 children throughout the community,” Robinson told Eyewitness News.

“It’s one of our signature events that we do annually just to help out and to try to get some of our less fortunate kids in the community who ordinarily won’t have the opportunity to get the books and supplies.

“So today we are privileged because of a public-private partnership to be able to have all of the packed school bags with books and pens and pencils and rulers, the whole nine yards.”

Robinson, who expressed his commitment to lobbying for his constituents on more than one occasion, was among three Free National Movement (FNM) members of parliament who were relieved of their government-appointed positions after voting against an increase in value-added tax (VAT), arguing that it would negatively impact their constituents.

Robinson said his back-to-school giveaway was another way to display his commitment to helping better the lives of the residents of his constituency.

“Today is just an opportunity to continue to give back to the community, to continue to spread some love for the kids inside this community, along with assisting the parents,” he said.