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Miss World queens bond with special needs students

2017 Miss World Manushi Chhillar autographs this painting for a local special needs student. Also captured is Chairwoman of the Miss World Organisation, Julia Morley and Principal of Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre, Vansittart Huggins. (BVI News photo)

The students of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre (EHRLC) and the Althea Scatliffe Primary School were given a royal surprise on Monday.

Reigning Miss World Manushi Chhillar of India along with other beauties from across the globe visited the youngsters during school hours.

During their visit, the beauty queens painted canvases with the special needs students who are currently being housed in a section of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School building in Road Town.

2016 Miss World Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico (left) and Annie Evans of New Zealand takes a selfie with this local male student.

The artwork will be used as décor for the new EHRLC building that will be rebuilt with the help of the Miss World delegation.

During last September’s hurricanes, the school sustained severe damage.

It has massive structural damage, which includes a partly-damaged roof, broken windows and doors, damaged equipment and furniture, among other losses.

Clean up exercise

After visiting students, the team headed to the hurricane-ravaged EHRLC campus to help remove hurricane debris still dumped on the school grounds.

A number of local and international charity groups and volunteers assisted with the cleanup on Monday.

The beauty queens and their entourage arrived in the territory on Sunday and will leave on March 1.

Miss World queens help to clean up debris from the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre in Road Town.


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  1. What says:

    So all of this crap still in the place , — set of people .

  2. Tortolian says:

    Great gesture. God bless you all

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