Non-profit group Unite BVI has pledged $1 million to rebuild the Bregado Flax Educational Centre, Secondary Division, which was damaged by the hurricanes.
Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said roughly $600,000 of the funds will be used for repairing the roof, re-painting the facility, and doing other remedial work.
“That doesn’t include the electrical work but there are some additional things that we had intended to do later on and we want those to be part of the redevelopment of the school,” Walwyn told BVI News.
He said some additional work will be done to the educational centre such as expanding the science lab and music programme which he described as small when compared to the programme at Elmore Stoutt High School on Tortola.
“There is also a need for space for the students to congregate and to hold assembly and different functions and we want that to be apart of it… so the million dollars will be earmarked towards helping with those things,” Walwyn said.
The Education Minister said work on the school is projected to be completed before the end of the year, adding that the school’s redevelopment will happen in two phases.
“The first phase is to get the school to a point where we can have whole-day school. The second phase will include the additional things and the other cosmetic improvements that I have mentioned,” he explained.
Walwyn said he will be meeting with another donor this week to get additional repair funding for the Virgin Gorda-based school.
Students are currently being schooled under a relatively small and temporary structure. They have been doing so since Hurricane Irma.
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