Martin Luther King Jr School, Rotary Sunrise & UTS kick off new school year together

Students of the Martin Luther King Jr. School started off the new school year with a surprise from the Sunrise Rotary Club of St. Martin. The club announced its intention to adopt the school for the coming school year.


The first initiative was a joint collaboration with UTS. The company funded a back to school package for each student of the school, which included a backpack, copy books, pens, pencils and other needed school supplies. "The new school year is always an fun and exciting time for both parents and students and we are happy to be able assist parents in some of the expenses that go along with the back to school period" says UTS Marketing and Communication Officer, Ivy Lambert. " Seeing the excitement of the students in the morning on that first day of school was already fantastic, but their reaction when we announced that the school would receive special attention this year from UTS and Rotary Sunrise was especially touching. This is a special day for students and teachers alike, and we are happy to be able to contribute to the excitement of the day with some good news." Lambert continues.

Rotary Sunrise President, Marcellia Henry added the following: "The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise is committed to the education of the students of St. Maarten, so it gives us great pleasure to collaborate with UTS to give the students of Dr. Martin Luther King a token (school bags and items) to start the new school year. We wish all students, teachers and staff a successful school year and we look forward to working with the school towards fostering excellence in education, literacy."