Education Minister Myron Walwyn has successfully solicited more donors to help rebuild one of the many schools that were ravaged during last year’s hurricanes.
United States businessman Curt Richardson and the BVI Social Security Board are the new donors who have rallied to assist.
“Yesterday we had meetings with Mr Curt Richardson, who has agreed in principle to build a new and improved school in Jost Van Dyke; and also the Social Security Board (SSB) that has agreed to rehabilitate the Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School in time for September,” Walwyn announced.
He did not specify if the aforementioned donors will fully fund the reconstruction and repair projects.
The minister is also yet to announce the cost of those projects.
While thanking Richardson and the SSB for agreeing to fund school repairs, Walwyn recognized two government ministers.
“I would like to also thank my two colleagues Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull and Honourable Ronnie W Skelton for their support and assistance with these projects,” he said.
So far, the Education Minister has successfully solicited support from other donors such as David Johnson of the Oil Nut Bay North Sound Foundation; former majority owner of Roadtown Wholesale, Peter Haycraft; telecommunications company Flow; nonprofit group Unite BVI; among others.
Enis Adams Primary, Bregado Flax Educational Centre (Secondary Divison), Jost Van Dyke Primary, Joyce Samuel Primary, Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary, and the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre are among the local schools that have fully or partially received contributions for repairs and reconstruction.
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