Ramallah- The National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy (NBC) donated a sunshade for Ein Areek mixed school, which is affiliated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), to serve more than 300 students in the basic education. A sunshade was set up on a sixty square meter area in the schoolyard located west of Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate
Mr. Imad al-Hindi, General Manager of NBC, said he is pleased to support the schools, “especially in line with NBC’s efforts securing the most convenient and student-friendly environment in the schools and continuously meeting the needs of the local community in all governorates countrywide. This step also complements NBC’s devotion to its role in cooperation with the community institutions and facilities toward developing and enabling the educational institutions to fulfill their duties to the students”, added Mr. al-Hindi.
Mr. al-Hindi noted that NBC Management always seeks to contribute in the sustainable development and meeting the development needs of the villages, municipalities, and local utilities which have poor resources. NBC hopes to secure a convenient environment for the students when they use their schoolyard and exercise different sport activities and student events.
Regarding the importance of setting up a sunshade on the front yard outside of the school, Ms. Basma Mazher, Principal of Ein Areek, affirmed that the students are in urgent need for a sunshade to protect them from the sun in the summer and the rains in the winter. Further, the sunshade enables the teachers to conduct outdoor activities and events with their students. Ms. Mazher further appreciated NBC’s efforts supporting the school. “It is nice to see the private companies and institutions supporting the schools at the time when our budget is too tight to provide equipment and supplies which serve the students”, she added.
Ms. Mazher emphasized that it is hard to put into words the students’ joy with the new sunshade which enabled them to use the yard and be protected from the current weather conditions. She added that such works will secure a sustainable service for generations to come.