Ellen van Holland-Little of Budget Marine (left) and Roger Smith of Maintec.
Garth Steyn (left) and Jon Westmoreland (second from right) with the team working on the Budget Marine premises.
PHILIPSBURG–Kidz at Sea Foundation recently set up its workshop under the dinghy tent on the Budget Marine premises. The hardworking group of rotating youngsters has been busy reconstructing a boat for the past three months on the grounds of Budget Marine with their team leader Jon Westmoreland, a seasoned local sailor.
Roger Smith of Maintec, a daily customer at Budget Marine, won an in-store raffle of an Ancor Tool bag containing brand new Ancor tools with a value of US $250. As he has been making conversation with the boys outside, he knew their next project would involve electrical work. When claiming his prize, he announced to Ellen van Holland-Little of Budget Marine that he would be donating this Ancor tool bag and tools to Kidz at Sea.
“This comes in very handy for our next project, especially the crimping tool.” said Garth Steyn, the main driver of the Kidz At Sea initiative and the Build Your Future Programme. Kidz At Sea Foundation plays a vital role in getting local vocational school students and young adults interested in waterborne activities that will hopefully lead them into careers in the marine industry.
Van Holland-Little said, “Budget Marine could not be happier with the events that took place, as these kids are the future of our industry. We invite our customers to encourage the team busy on the Budget Marine premises when coming to the store.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81787-kidz-at-sea-receives-tools-for-next-project