SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines continued its partnership with Guyana’s First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Sandra Granger, to transport ‘Shoe that Grows’, in support of the First Lady’s Kind Soles project.
Through the ‘Kind Soles Project’ Mrs. Granger has donated over 2000 pairs of the expandable shoes to the children of indigenous tribes in Guyana, making it possible for them to walk long distances to school, so they can continue their education.
The “Shoe that Grows” is a sturdy footwear designed to expand several sizes and can last a child up to three years or more. On Tuesday September 17, representatives from the airline handed over several hundred pairs of the special footwear to Her Excellency, donated by the Crown Heights Lions Club of New York USA and other donors from the Diaspora.
Ms. Dionne Ligoure, Caribbean Airlines’ Head of Corporate Communications in commenting on the initiative said: “Caribbean Airlines is grateful for the opportunity to support this worthy initiative by Her Excellency, Mrs Granger and Rethink, which makes a positive difference to the lives of children in Guyana’s hinterland.
Many indigenous children in Guyana walk long distances to school, and these shoes are ideal for their journeys. Caribbean Airlines is a long-standing partner of the people of Guyana and we are committed to supporting initiatives like these which bring a measure of relief and hope to communities.”
Guyana is an important destination for Caribbean Airlines and the airline operates an average of six daily flights, including non-stop service between New York and Guyana with seamless connections to other Caribbean and North American destinations.