Photos: $240,000 Donated In ‘Dollars For Hours’

December 8, 2015

[Updated with video] Eight local secondary schools received $30,000 each at the culmination of PartnerRe Ltd.’s successful Dollars for Hours project that pairs student volunteers with local charities on community projects.

At an event held this evening [Dec 8] hosted by PartnerRe to celebrate and showcase the students’ achievements, PartnerRe’s Jaime Masters McDowell and Junior Minister of Education, Leah Scott, congratulated the students on their hard work and thanked everyone involved for their contribution to the Dollars for Hours initiative.

PartnerRe’s Brand Manager, Jaime Masters McDowell said, “Dollars for Hours: Youth and Community in Partnership is a long term partnership that creates a win-win-win situation for everyone involved.

“Over the years, Dollars for Hours has had 1,700 students donate 20,000 hours of hands-on support to local charities for a total donation of $2,240,000 to Bermuda’s secondary schools.

“This year, the students, aged 14 to 18 successfully completed projects ranging from environmental schemes, educational projects and health-related initiatives.”


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Participating schools will use the funds for: curriculum development, classroom upgrades, bursary and scholarship funds, extracurricular activity support, student incentive programs, IT equipment, and infrastructure projects.

This year’s projects include:

  • Somersfield and the Bermuda Audubon Society – Bluebird nest box construction.
  • Saltus and Bermuda Cancer and Health – Promotional video for the 2016 Breast Cancer walk and the accompanying School Spirit initiative.
  • Mount Saint Agnes and the Family Centre – Children come first telethon.
  • Bermuda Institute and the Bermuda National Library – Painting project.
  • Warwick Academy and the Learning Disabilities Association of Bermuda – Developed a plan for a summer camp for children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
  • Berkeley and PALS – PALS annual fair support.
  • The Bermuda High School and Sunshine League – Healthy Harvest Garden project.
  • CedarBridge and Westmeath – All you need is love lip dub project.

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  1. impressive. says:

    Very Nice! I appreciate the company’s support for the youth..

  2. paperboy says:

    A wonderful annual programme supporting the good work of our schools working with important Bermuda charities. Congratulations to Partner Re and all the people involved in teaching the power of giving and receiving to our youth.

  3. A Bermudian says:

    While the Dollars for Hours initiative has been very generous to schools over the years, the charities receive NO financial support from this. All their work to supervise the projects is done for free. Seems a shame that some of Partner Re’s generosity can’t go as money to the charities as well. After all the charities are the ones who are delivering the hands-on experience and learning to the students.

  4. hmmm says:

    Great job students, teachers and PartnerRe.

    Very proud and thankful for you all.

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