The Campbell Primary School has received a donation of $27,000 from the Chinese community.
The donation was made at a ceremony on Wednesday by eight Chinese business people in Dominica and will go towards the implementation of an Early Childhood Education Program at the school.
Representative of the Chinese Business Community, Mary Wang, said that donation was made as a sign of gratitude to the Dominican public for its support. “Even though most of the Chinese businesses in Dominica are still small we have been trying our best to help Dominica people to improve their livelihood. Education, especially early childhood education, plays a critical role for both a person and a country,” she said.
Education Minister Petter Saint Jean said the donation was a sign of Chinese Business Community’s commitment to Dominica. “We are indeed thankful for the generous contribution that you have made towards the education of young people in Dominica. It is indeed a demonstration of your commitment to what I consider a fruitful relationship to the Commonwealth of Dominica in a most tangible way and for this we are eternally grateful,” he stated.
Lillian Brade, a teacher, said thanks on behalf of the school.
“It is this and other much needed assistance which is most welcomed and appreciated in this school community as we work arduously to ensure that the call for every child must learn become a reality here at our school,” Braid said.
The Ministry of Education has already engaged a contractor to refurbish a room to facilitate the early childhood education program at the school.