Project Aid Alliouagana, a UK-registered charity hosted its 4th Back to School initiative on Sunday in Little Bay. The charity, led by US-based Montserratian, Dion Bramble and UK-based Montserratian Doncia Athill, was founded to aid people in Montserrat through the improvement of healthcare, education, and the alleviation of major economic hardship.
Bramble told Discover Montserrat that they have seen more and more families coming forward expressing that they too need the help. “Each year we try to add to the number of families who we cater to,” he added.
Last Friday, August 18th the charity held its first uniform drive where uniforms were provided to 30 children selected from the two public primary schools.
In a fun-filled afternoon at Marine Village, the children were presented with school bags filled with supplies for the coming school year, Opposition Leader Paul Lewis, who is a long-time supporter of the charity.
The annual Back to School programme also included ice cream, bouncy castle and more.
Between the two events, the charity spent $16,888XCD in total. The charity also aims to strengthen communities and meet their basic needs including food, clothing, and medical supplies.
To learn more about the organisation and to donate visit projectaidalli.org.