On Monday, January 14, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered school supplies to The Beacon School in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The supplies are helping the school and their community recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.
The donation included a wide range of supplies for both students and teachers to use for the remainder of the school year. Funded by the U.S. Northern Command Foreign Humanitarian Assistance program, the supplies were transported from Florida to Grand Bahama through the generosity of private donors in Florida.
With the mission of helping its students achieve their full potential, The Beacon School provides educational opportunities for individuals with special needs. In November 2018, the school expanded to offer vocational opportunities—including a café, pottery barn, and car detailing—to their students so that they can gain independence and enhance their social skills.
With the donation of school supplies, the U.S. Embassy continues its partnership with The Beacon School to empower students with special needs on Grand Bahama.