The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has signed a contract valued more than $200,000 which is geared towards providing the continuation of the temporary music programme at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).
A media release from the RDA said the agency was able to offer the $221,801 through donations by Unite BVI and BVI Alliance.
The purpose of the contract is to supply and install twelve modular containers on the concrete slab recently cleared by Autland Heavy Equipment Co Ltd which will serve as the temporary music classrooms for the high school.
Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley who received the contract from RDA’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Bayly said: “I will like to express my supreme appreciation to all of you for this generous donation to the children of the Elmore Stoutt High School. I know it will make a tremendous difference to them.”
He also invited the donors to attend the school’s next band and choir performance, to get a glimpse of the result of their donations.
The RDA which came into existence in April 2018 to address the urgent needs of the territory following the 2017 disasters, has been heavily involved with the restoration of the L-shaped building at ESHS which has received a total of six contracts valuing $4,156,057.63.
That project is expected to be completed by July 31.