The Bankers Association of Saint Lucia participated in an array of reading month activities which featured various schools around the island. This activity has become a staple in the Association’s calendar for the last few years, as one of its missions is to ensure development of St. Lucia and its people.

The activity saw member institutions reading to and making donations to their school of choice. 1st National Bank read to the students at the Canaries Primary School and donated twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) towards their audio library project. Capita Finance visited the students at the Augier Combined School, Bank of Saint Lucia headed to the south and read to the students at the Soufriere Infant School while Republic Bank (EC) Limited read to students at the Vigee Primary School and Gros-Islet Primary School where small tokens were presented to participants.

The reading month initiative engaged the students with fun reading activities and questions, while encouraging them to read in their spare time, to remain disciplined and determined and always listen to their teachers and parents.
President of the Bankers Association Mr. Samuel Agiste was delighted to have the Association execute this activity. He commented, “The Bankers Association is an advocate for propelling Saint Lucia’s economic and financial growth and to do this we have to include all, from the very open-minded receptive child to the adults. Therefore, executing this activity where our member institutions can make a difference and encourage our youth is one step in the direction to achieving this goal”.

The Bankers Association of Saint Lucia is the voice of ten Local, Regional and International financial institutions operating in St. Lucia advocating for economic growth of the island while ensuring the population is educated on the recent occurrences of the financial industry. The reading month activity is one of the many activities on the Association’s calendar for 2024.