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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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