Premier Andrew Fahie is challenging local businesses to donate towards the completion of classrooms at the Elmore Stoutt High School to ensure a smooth start to the 2019 September school year.
He made the call at a contract signing ceremony where Quality Construction Ltd, Metro Construction Ltd, Autland Heavy Equipment Ltd and Construction Industrial and Equipment were all awarded contracts to reconstruct the school’s L-shaped building in time for the new academic year.
“Although the government is doing the project, I still want to take the lead, to challenge all the alumni, all the businesses to come and adopt one of these rooms here and make it your room. The majority of the persons in the BVI went to the Elmore Stoutt High School, so let’s get some businesses go to the Ministry of Education. They already know what they want for each classroom, how they want it to be laid out with the smart boards or whatever the case is, so they know the cost by classroom” said Premier Fahie.
He also stressed the importance of donating towards the cause since it will benefit the future of the territory.
“Let’s not be spectators or saying I am not helping the government. You’re helping yourself because every time you fix a classroom you’re helping a child whose parent might not have the money to help but they’ll be able to get the education in an environment that’s conducive to learning. So I make that appeal today.”
The four construction companies involved in the rebuilding process were the first to each pledge a donation of $10,000 towards the building.
A fifth company that is set to sign an air condition contract for the said building has also pledged $10,000; bringing the grand total of donations to $50,000, so far.
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