Monday 21 May, 2018

Clara Lionel Foundation continues to give back

Justine Lucas, Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, Monica Fenty, Anthony Harris, Director of Medical Services of the Q.E.H, and Dr. Angela Jennings, Head of the Paediatrics Department, Q.E.H.

Justine Lucas, Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, Monica Fenty, Anthony Harris, Director of Medical Services of the Q.E.H, and Dr. Angela Jennings, Head of the Paediatrics Department, Q.E.H.

Rihanna founded charity, Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), recently made a donation to six schools and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) which included equipment and grants totaling $120,000 BDS.  

Executive Director of the Foundation, Justine Lucas and Board of Directors member, Monica Fenty were on hand at the QEH to hand over two baby incubators to the pediatrics department. The incubators, which have been in service since January, will be added to additional equipment donated by the CLFin 2017, a Rad 8 Signal Extraction Pulse Oximeter monitor to be used in monitoring heart rate, pulse and vital signs.  

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The grants to the institutions was handed over at a ceremony at the Radisson Aquatica Resort on Tuesday as part of the Barbados Micro Grants Program of the CLF.  

Charles F. Broome and Combermere School, Rihanna's alma mater, were among those to receive cheques. The donation to Combermere School will be part of annual sponsored scholarship for a graduate while Charles F. Broome will be using their donation for the establishment of a play-park.  

The others recipients included St. Paul's Primary, to be used for the school's science program and science room, The St. Michael's School, for their theatre arts program, Westbury Primary, for the reading program, breakfast program and the purchase of a new printer and Operation Triple Threat (OTT), for the scholarship program.