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RBC FINCO’s Palmdale branch team donates computer system to Columbus Primary School

  • Nadia Simms, client care manager at RBC FINCO, Palmdale Branch, second left, presented a Dell desktop computer system to the school’s principal, along with the school’s head girl Kiante Stuart and head boy Kemeshio Thompson for use in the school’s intervention program. Pictured with Simms, from left, Columbus Primary School Principal Marcia Roberts; Simms; Columbus Primary School head girl Kiante Stuart; head boy Kemeshio Thompson; RBC FINCO Palmdale Branch Manager Marcus Hutcheson, and Columbus Primary School deputy head girl Byronique Bastian. RBC FINCO

Published: May 08, 2013

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Columbus Primary School’s literacy coordinator now has a computer system that she can use to assist with the school’s intervention program.

The intervention program is designed to support students with special learning needs so that they can progress academically without being completely separated from the mainstream educational system.

Team members of the RBC FINCO, Palmdale Branch, donated the Dell desktop computer system to the school’s principal, along with the school’s head girl Kiante Stuart, head boy Kemeshio Thompson, and deputy head girl Byronique Bastian.

Funds for the purchase of the computer system were raised by the FINCO Palmdale Branch team. The recent donation builds upon the branch’s efforts to make a difference in and contribute back to the local community. Earlier this year the branch made a cash donation and provided food and clothing to The Great Commission Ministries.

Jan Knowles, RBC manager, public relations and communications, congratulated the Palmdale team on the time and effort they allocate to initiatives that impact the community.

“We are very proud of the staff of RBC FINCO Palmdale. They embody RBC’s commitment to build stronger communities for a better future through sponsorships and volunteerism,” said Knowles.

“As a branch we are always trying to find ways in which we can positively impact the community,” said Marcus Hutcheson, Finco’s Palmdale branch manager. "This initiative was truly a RBC FINCO Palmdale Branch team effort and to be involved in such a selfless act of giving provided a feeling of great satisfaction.”

Columbus Primary School principal Marcia Roberts thanked RBC FINCO Palmdale for their donation.

“With responsive, responsible corporate citizens such as RBC, we are able to more effectively meet the demanding needs of the diverse student body of this fine institution,” she said.

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