Nassau Bahamas Alumnae Chapter Donates School Supplies

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Osadebay Bullard

As a part of its educational development thrust, the Nassau Bahamas Alumnae Chapter (NBAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. donated about 400 school bags filled with supplies to local schools within the past month. The items were collected during the Sorority’s Southern Regional Conference in July 2014, and was a part of the Southern Region’s International Awareness and Involvement efforts.

Most recently, the school supplies were presented to students and faculty at Palmdale Primary, SC McPherson, St Cecilia’s School, Queens College and the Englerston West Urban Renewal Centre. Each school package was filled with such items as novels, notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, flashcards and other essentials for today’s young scholar.

According to the Chapter President, Jeunesse Osadebay-Bullard, the Nassau Bahamas Alumnae Chapter has always kept a pulse on the national needs of our youth and will continue to work with social and civil leaders to limit their social and economic setbacks: “In the past, our chapter has hosted several community programs that target Bahamian youth from an array of socio-economic backgrounds. We will never hesitate from that undertaking—this is our national pledge to this country as Deltas,”

Among those programs is the PACE Foundation, to which NABC recently committed to assisting with the refurbishment of its new home. The new facility will educate and rehabilitate dozens of teen mothers.

Osadebay-Bullard added that similar donations would be made from the collegiate arm, Upsilon Zeta at the College of the Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Alumnae Chapter in Freeport, Grand Bahama as the chapters unify their efforts.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a public service, non-for-profit organization that was founded to promote academic excellence and those in need. An act exemplified by its 22 collegiate founders at Howard University; an act that continues through its over 350,000 membership that represent 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters around the world.