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Peter Haycraft donates $1M to rebuild primary school

Scene of destruction on Tortola immediatley after Hurricane Irma. (Photo Credit: Ve-Anna Thomas).

Founder and former majority owner of Road Town Wholesale Peter Haycraft, has donated $1 million towards the rebuilding of Enis Adams Primary School.

Haycraft is among several individuals and entities that are assisting with the rebuild of local educational facilities that were damaged by the September hurricanes.

Education Minister Myron Walwyn said his Ministry had to reach out to a number of organizations for assistance. He, however, said a considerable amount of them came forward on their own.

“It is also very important to show transparency when donations are made to you. We have had the very generous offer, valued at one million dollars, from Mr Peter Haycraft of Road Town Wholesale Co Ltd to rebuild the Enis Adams Primary School, and we thank him very much for his generous offer,” Walwyn said during a sitting of the House of Assembly today.

The education minister said discussions have already begun to repair the school to pre-hurricane standard.

Walwyn said plans are also afoot to rebuild Robinson O’Neal Primary School, adding that Oil Nut Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda has committed to fund that operation.

Meanwhile, BVI Asia House is working with Hong Kong Lions to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Elmore Stoutt High School.

Other donors include Systems Engineering, FDL Consult Inc, and Raymond Hung who Walwyn said has pledged $50,000 towards rebuilding efforts.

Walwyn also thanked the following organizations for their support: Team Rubicon, the United Kingdom military and police, the Convoy of Hope, Cedar International, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA), among others.

 

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  1. Hmmm says:

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    Wonderful gesture from Mr Haycraft and the others mentioned. Hope Government move quickly to take advantage of these offers and let the people do the work to start rebuilding. We know how slow these Ministries work sometimes that get people so frustrated. #BVI Strong

  2. CARICOM. UK. EU. USAID.UNDP says:

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    We are happy that our home grown businessman was able to step up for his beloved home in a time of need.
    What about CARIOM and UNDP and th UK. We shall see.

  3. Longshanks says:

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    Wonderful. Mr Haycraft is incredibly generous in how he gives back and supports local causes – a true inspiration to us all.

  4. :) says:

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. Captain Bob ....Virgin Gorda says:

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    What a statment from Mr Haycraft of generosity and Character ….Also, Mr Johnson at OIL NUT BAY ..Thank You ..Speaks volumes of personal values..

    Puerto Rico is asking the US Gov for $ 95 Billion
    The BVI and UK Gov contributions ??

    Has anybody heard from the Billionaire Club on Eustacia …Necker..and Moskito and Aga Khan at YCC ??? If so they need to get some credit as well..

  6. Wow! says:

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    The Kellner Foundation gave soooo much to Virgin Gorda. Deserves honorable mention.

  7. E. Leonard says:

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    Exemplary generosity and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Haycraft is giving back and laying down the challenge for others.👍👍👍

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