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The St. Clair Dacon Secondary School (SCDSS) can boast about ‘not only’ qualifying for the semi-finals of the recently concluded Inter-Secondary School Soccer Competition but also receiving soccer uniforms.

A fruitful dialogue between Vanrick Williams, a teacher at the school, and Maulan Byron ensured that the SCDSS would don new soccer uniforms at the 2024 Inter-Secondary School Soccer Tournament.

Physical education teacher, Keon Peters noticed the need for uniforms and welcomed initiatives to fill the void.

Principal Eve Knights endorsed the request, which led to Williams and Byron’s dialogue. Williams praised the school and community for producing elite cricketers such as the McLeans and Josephs, adding that he believes that the SCDSS can also nurture elite footballers.

Byron, a former athlete and soccer enthusiast, answered the call for collaboration and partnership. Byron said the donation is another way to give back to the youths and his country of birth.

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In 2020, Williams successfully obtained a donation from SVGCA and Kishore Shallow. The SVGCA furnished the school with whiteboards valued at about EC$10,000.

Williams stated that “Collaboration and partnerships with all stakeholders are important aspects of leadership and play a pivotal role in the all-round development of students and the education system,” Williams said.

The principal, staff and students of the SCDSS expressed gratitude to Byron for the generous contribution of the soccer uniforms, adding that they said would greatly support the holistic development of the students.