Milady’s & Austin’s Bookstore partner to promote reading
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Reading corners are designed to create a stimulating space for children to focus on reading.
As part of their corporate social responsibility, Milady’s House of Beauty has partnered with their clients as well as Headmistress and Senior staff of Comenius Primary School, to establish a reading corner for the students.
The management and staff of the Milady’s broached the idea of launching a reading programme and corner at the Queenstown school after their clients were impressed with the Easter décor produced by the students which was being displayed in the salon.
“I think [it] is a fabulous idea to promote literacy. It provides an atmosphere where the kids can be relaxed…literacy helps with education,” said Colleen Reis, Milady’s owner.
Comenius Headmistress, Michelle Booker spoke of her gratitude for the programme at her school.
“Today is a blessed day indeed, we are happy that Milady’s came on board to present these books and tokens to you,” Booker said.
One of Milady’s clients, the wife of the proprietor of Austin’s Book Store, a book lover herself, donated scores of books to the school.
“Contributing to the fundamentals for a successful future” was the recurrent theme mentioned by Alumnus of Comenius Primary, Mizana Gonsalves, also a client of the salon.
The idea was birthed after the students created Easter decorations for the salon. This move prompted Reis to enquire from the Headmistress, what could be done to assist the school with the funds that her clients donated.
In 2016, Milady’s donated several drinking water units to the school after there was growing concern over the young students crossing the busy road to access clean drinking water from the salon, which is located a stone’s throw away from the institution.
They also donated caps, umbrellas and water bottles to the pupils. They also deliver drinking water.
By: Nateshia Isaacs