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  • With a pledge that “no student will go hungry while at school,” the Ardenne Alumni Foundation and the Ardenne Alumni Toronto Chapter have donated over $250,000 to the institution’s nutrition programme.
  • The funds, raised at a benefit to officially launch the Alumni Foundation in October last year, were handed over last Thursday (September 17) during devotional exercises at the school’s Hope Road compound.
  • Ardenne’s Principal, Nadine Molloy, welcomed the contribution to improve student nutrition.

With a pledge that “no student will go hungry while at school,” the Ardenne Alumni Foundation and the Ardenne Alumni Toronto Chapter have donated over $250,000 to the institution’s nutrition programme.

The funds, raised at a benefit to officially launch the Alumni Foundation in October last year, were handed over last Thursday (September 17) during devotional exercises at the school’s Hope Road compound.

The nutrition programme is part of the Foundation’s three-pronged strategy to support the school, which also includes offering scholarships and bursaries, and solarising the entire compound to reduce the high energy bill.

Ardenne’s Principal, Nadine Molloy, welcomed the contribution to improve student nutrition.

“The idea that no child at Ardenne will go hungry is absolutely wonderful and I am very pleased that the Foundation has now joined other groups supporting us. From this, we will be able to provide better nutrition for our students and yield better results academically,” she said.

Charter Chairman of the Foundation, Flo Darby, said the entity is looking to raise more funds to carry out its work.

“We are very excited to be able to give back to a school that has given us so much and has laid the foundation for our own life. We are putting in plans to raise more funds from our deep base of students both here and in the Diaspora to support our initiatives for Ardenne,” Mrs. Darby said.

She is encouraging past students of other high schools to establish similar foundations and assist the Government to develop their alma mater, noting that education is a shared responsibility.

The Ardenne Alumni Foundation is an approved charitable organisation that is empowered to request and receive donations for the advancement and welfare of present and future generations of students of Ardenne High School.

It works very closely with the local and international chapters of the school’s alumni associations.