The Bank of Nevis Limited joined in the efforts to promote literacy in the families and by extension, the communities in Nevis with the donation of a brand new, top of the line DELL Computer to the Nevis Library Service on Wednesday September 12, 2012 during a ceremony held in the Bank’s conference room.
BON General Manager, L. Everette Martin hands over new DELL computer to Director of Nevis Library Service, Mrs. Sonita Daniel
The ceremony was witnessed by the Bank’s General Manager, Mr. L. Everette Martin and Marketing Officer, Mrs. Bronte Swanston-Hendrickson as well as Mrs. Sonita Daniel, Director of the Nevis Library Service, Mrs. Janet Meloney, Director of Community Development, Mr. Orville Daniel, Community Development Officer, staff of the Nevis Library Service, parents who participated in the recently held Family Literacy Programme, Mrs. Glendine Hanley, a volunteer with The Nevis Reads Programme and several media partners.
General Manager of The Bank of Nevis, Mr. L. Everette Martin performed the handing over and delivered brief remarks. He explained that the handing over ceremony was a demonstration of the Bank’s commitment to education and to ensuring that the young people in Nevis continue to read.
Mrs. Sonita Daniel, Director of The Nevis Library Service accepted the computer. She assured that the computer will be used by the Nevis Library Service as a tool to assist in centralizing the database for the books that are to be placed in the Community Centers around the island. She further explained that "This top of the line computer system will greatly assist [The Nevis Library Service] in the execution of [its] routine functions and the provision of information through [the] community libraries and the promotion of literacy and books."
Mrs. Daniel thanked The Bank of Nevis Limited for the generous donation stating that “This computer will not only help our people to learn to read, but it will also help them to read to learn.”
This presentation by The Bank of Nevis Limited of a new computer to the Nevis Library Service came just four (4) days after the International Literacy Day with its theme "Literacy and Peace."