Partners DIVI & TAMARIJN ARUBA ALL INCLUSIVES and FUNDASHON DIVI IMPACT, make a difference for elementary school PIUS X, in Dakota

Divi & Tamarijn All Inclusive Resorts were introduced to the Pius X elementary school on the Kids Council platform, an initiative by Dutch Princess Laurentien in which local 6 graders got to brainstorm, resolving adult challenges, in hospitality.

The initiative resulted in collaboration beyond the council, and the partners, Divi & Tamarijn All Inclusive Resorts and Fundashon Divi Impact, deserve recognition for the ongoing, long term, good work they have been doing for the community.  

In recent days, work teams consisting of volunteers and professionals have been working at the Pius X school in Dakota, painting, fixing the roof, cleaning and restoring. The total amount of money invested in the refresh reaches AWG 110,000.00 says Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer, at the helm of the multi-year project. Last year 28 new air-conditioners were donated and installed in classrooms which previously offered education under uninsulated corrugated roof panels. It was a long process that required addition power infrastructure, with the total investment of Awg 130,000.00.

Next year, according to Nieuwmeyer, the school identified an important need, and both DIVI & TAMARIJN ARUBA ALL INCLUSIVES and FUNDASHON DIVI IMPACT, pledged assistance buying eBoards, the easy-to-use web solution which supports communication and collaboration in the classroom, integrating the latest technology.

Divi IMPACT is a non-profit organization that was established on September 2, 2010, with the goal to fundraise for a scholarship fund which will be used to assist Divi employees and/or their children who wish to pursue a higher education, whether on island or abroad.

The Foundation’s goal is to inspire and motivate Divi’s company leadership, owners, guests, business partners and employees to donate time, money and resources to help the community in creating a higher standard of living and to enhance the Divi Brand locally, by creating educational assistance for employees and their kids.

Divi IMPACT raises money year round by deducting small amounts from company employee salaries and by soliciting guests’ donations. They have invested over one quarter million florins in the Pius X school already!

The school belongs to SKOA, Stichting Katholiek Onderwijs, the foundation running 15 kindergartens, 25 elementary schools, 5 secondary schools and 1 school for students with special needs. Eighteen of the foundation’s learning institutions are still on the list for air-conditioning installation.

Pictured here on behalf of Divi, Yanel Olivero, Divi Impact board member / project leader, Francis Ridderstap, board member, Ricardo Vrolijk, President, Divi & Tamarijn Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer, Pius X director Sheila Tromp and Tabitha J. Fecunda, Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives, Island Marketing & Promotion Manager.

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August 02, 2020
Rona Coster