Mr Shelton said, “He’s really elated and happy”. Over 2500 children gathered for the last bit of summer frolic before the new school year. Not only did the kids get school bags, books and pencils from Digicel but they romped through concerts, magic shows, bounce-abouts, a mechanical bull and face painting in a final piece of pre-school fun.
Shelton senior observed that, “The kids really welcome this. In an inner city like this and I think the biggest thing about this and in the whole entire thing is how it has been organized. I give full compliments to the whole entire team that’s involved.” Shelton’s mother, Dianne Brown, spoke from her heart and said, “I hope it will help the children to go back to school.”
Explaining that his son's ultimate goal is wants to start a foundation to try to help more inner city youths in homes and orphanages, Mr Shelton praised all who contributed to the event, with a special word for Digicel. “I really give my thumbs up 100 per cent that Digicel has come on board,” he said.
Charlene ‘Cindy’ Lewis, mother of nine year-old Denham Town Primary school pupil Christopher, also praised the staging of the event. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids," she said, “and it was well organized.
Tahnida Nunes, Digicel’s senior sponsorship manager, said the company was happy to contribute. “This is part of an islandwide effort to help our customers to meet the growing costs of back-to-school”, she said. “We know how challenging this time of year can be and because we believe in education, we’re doing our part to help”, said Nunes.