Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Miss Birdie donates baked goods to teacher's blackboard initiative

Russanette Dennis (centre), marketing representative of Consolidated Bakeries handing over products to Taneka McKoy Phipps (left) who is spearheading the Blackboard Initiative. Also pictured is McKoy Phipps' daughter Sherece.

Russanette Dennis (centre), marketing representative of Consolidated Bakeries handing over products to Taneka McKoy Phipps (left) who is spearheading the Blackboard Initiative. Also pictured is McKoy Phipps' daughter Sherece.

The Blackboard Initiative, spearheaded by educator Taneka Mckoy Phipps, was recently given a boost by Consolidated Bakeries. 

McKoy Phipps recently received public attention for her Blackboard Initiative, which sees her writing school work on blackboards across  Delacree Lane and surrounding communities off Spanish Town Road in Kingston.

Consolidated Bakeries, the makers of Miss Birdie and Purity products, donated wholesome snacks and bread products to McKoy Phipps to handout to the children. 

McKoy Phipps sprung into action to support the students, who she saw roaming the streets during school hours because they did not have access to computer devices and the internet to access online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Impressed by McKoy Phipps' selflessness, the Miss Birdie team decided to contribute baked products to the Blackboard Initiative. 

This move was met with appreciation by Mckoy Phipps, who remarked: “I see them all the time as I go through the community. And I know the needs… one of them (being) food. I know that for some of them, it is while they were at school that they would have had that … one hot meal per day. So when you guys come on board now and do this for them, it’s going be really and truly appreciated.”

The Miss Birdie Team pledged to do more to assist with the provision of tastier and healthier treats for these and other students.
 

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