By John Smith • 08 October 2020 • 7:32
COINCIDING with the International Week of the Deaf, The Straits of Gibraltar Association, on behalf of Ocean Village has handed over a supply of hand sanitiser to the Centre Sinwane School for the Deaf in Tangier, Morocco.
This comes after over 100 transparent masks were donated to this same school by the Government of Gibraltar Civil Contingencies department and other private donors.
The Director for the Centre, Mr. Anass el Mamouni said that he was overwhelmed by the generosity of Gibraltar and wished to thank Ocean Village for the much-needed supply of hand sanitisers.
Additionally, The Straits of Gibraltar Association, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Morocco Business Association, presented hand sanitisers to the Association Assadaqa, which manages the school of the same name for children with Down Syndrome, also on behalf of Ocean Village.
The President, Aisha Serroukh, expressed gratitude to Ocean Village for the donation and commented that “… as a school mostly funded by private donations, we are finding it difficult to keep the school open given the current Covid-19 pandemic and health regulations imposed on all educational establishments, so this donation could not have come at a better time.”
Emilia Hazell-Smith, Head of Marketing at Ocean Village said: “We are delighted to donate these hand sanitisers to our friends across the Straits, with the assistance of the Gibraltar Morocco Business Association, and we feel that now, more than ever, we should unite in our efforts.”
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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