Schools Receive $30K Each In Dollars For Hours

December 5, 2017

[Updated with photos] 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 hosted by PartnerRe to celebrate and showcase the students’ achievements, PartnerRe’s Brand Manager, Jaime Masters McDowell and Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, congratulated the students on their hard work and thanked everyone involved for their contribution to the Dollars for Hours initiative.

“Education is important to PartnerRe,” said PartnerRe Brand Manager, Jaime Masters McDowell. “As a Bermudian company, we have a real interest in Bermuda and in particular, its young people. Dollars for Hours makes a direct contribution to the schools, community and ultimately to the economy and creates a win-win situation for everyone involved.”


Over the years, Dollars for Hours has had over 1,900 students donate more than 23,000 hours of hands-on support to local charities for a total donation of $2,720,000 to Bermuda’s secondary schools. This year, the students, aged 14 to 18, successfully completed projects ranging from environmental schemes, educational projects and social initiatives.

Participating schools will use the funds for: curriculum development, facility upgrades, student support programs, extracurricular activity support, student incentive programs and IT upgrades.

This year’s projects include:

  • Bermuda Institute and Greenrock – School garden project.
  • MSA and the Reading Clinic – Learning aids project.
  • Saltus and the Bermuda Audubon Society – Bluebird nest box project.
  • Warwick Academy and Windreach – Promotional video project.
  • BHS and the Bermuda Hearth Foundation – PartnerRe 5K marketing campaign project.
  • Somersfield and the Bermuda Zoological Society – Trunk island restoration project.
  • Berkeley and PALS – PALS Fair event project.
  • Cedarbridge and Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation – Slat house project.

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