By Admin. Updated 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Popular social media personality – Mr. Lance ‘Vincy Powa’ Davis has donated items to Central Leeward’s Back-to-School Drive program.
Mr. Davis donated a quantity of school supplies including back packs, pencils, rulers, crayons, notebooks, pens, and other items.
A representative of the Central Leeward Back-to-School Drive program told One News St. Vincent on Tuesday (August 24) that some 48 primary school students are set to benefit from the program.
Half of the items from Mr. Davis’ donation will benefit primary school students across Central Leeward while the other half will benefit students of the South Leeward community of Dubois, specifically those attending the Dubois Government School.
Mr. Davis is originally from the South Leeward area, but he is currently based in the Vincentian diaspora in the U.S.
The committee member said: The objective is to help a needy child in light of all that is going on globally to which SVG is no exception.”
The committee member said a donation to the program has also come from Mr. Vaughan Toney – President/CEO at The Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers in the U.S.
In an interview, Vincy Powa told One News that he has been giving back to the country in many different ways, but this year’s donation has a special significance.
Mr. Davis (Vincy Powa) said: “There is more of this initiative coming to the Vermont Valley in my mother’s name. She passed away in May and her funeral was in June.”
“I want to start a foundation in her name as a way of giving back to the Vermont valley. Her name was Veron Ann Davis, Mr. Davis told One News St. Vincent,” Mr. Davis said.
“So I am looking to call the program the Veron Ann Davis Foundation,” he added.
The selection process
The committee member of the Central Leeward Back-to-School Drive program told One News St. Vincent that students were selected to the program through the school system.
Schools in Central Leeward were approached and asked to submit the names of students who are in need of support, the committee member told One News St. Vincent.