Deserving Sandilands Employee Lands Scholarship
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre employee, Ruth Bowe-Dean, who founded the institution’s beauty salon over 30 years ago, was recently recognized for her years of service and awarded a $500 scholarship to complete a barbering course at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).
The Professional Development Course (PDC) presentation was made by BTVI’s Associate Vice President of Fund Development, Alicia Thompson, during a ceremony for Occupational Therapy Month, which recognized the hardworking and dedicated staff members.
During the month of April, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre will join occupational therapy professionals, advocates and clients worldwide, as they celebrate the centennial anniversary of the establishment of the occupational therapy profession. Occupational Therapy is a health discipline that aims to promote health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful activities, from helping with stress management to learning life skills.
Shown here from left to right: Acting Hospital Administrator, Ruth Albury; BTVI’s Associate Vice President of Fund Development, Alicia Thompson; Sandilands’ Senior Attendant, Ruth Bowe-Dean; Director of Rehabilitative Services at the Public Hospitals Authority, Heather Hanlan and Senior Assistant Hospital Administrator, Lisa Deveaux.
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
Photo: Edward Russell III