Throughout 2013, The Resort Group offered its support to a variety of Cape Verdean projects and that support will continue in 2014, with particular focus on local schools and projects that benefit children.
This includes a charitable donation recently pledged by Rob Jarrett, the Honorary Chairman of The Resort Group.
Mr Jarrett, at the invitation of President of the Association of Parents of Students of Santa Maria, Mr. António Sousa Lobo, visited the high schools of Santa Maria.
During the visit, he chatted with teachers and students, noting the progress of the school year and the challenges ahead. Rob Jarrett decided to donate €6,000 to the Association, to support the project to remodel facilities that was underway.
This significant donation was followed by the annual children’s Christmas party held last month at Melia Tortuga Beach. 250 local school children attended the event and enjoyed festive food and drinks, music and dancing, Santa’s grotto with Christmas presents for all and then took part in a talent contest with a very special prize.
The contest was won by Ildo Lobo School in Pedro de Lume and as champions they will get to perform at the Opening Party of Dunas Beach Resort in November 2014.
Melia Dunas Beach is the second 5-star resort developed on Sal by The Resort Group and will complement the award winning Melia Tortuga Beach, which opened in May 2011.