Berean Christian Academy to move into new building in the New Year

The Berean Christian Academy moves to this location at Bath Estate in the New Year
The Berean Christian Academy moves to this location at Bath Estate in the New Year

After being forced to move from their main location four months ago, students of the Berean Christian Academy can now look forward to moving into their new school at Bath Estate in the New Year.

The school, which was once located on Goodwill Road, close to the E.C Loblack Bridge, was severely damaged by raging waters from the Roseau River during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. The building also housed the Berean Bible Church, which was established in the 1980s.

Since the passage of the storm, classes for students of the school have been held in the Dominica Calypso House in Bath Estate, while construction work was being done to expand the school’s building vicinityadjacent to that property.

“School reopens on Monday (January 4) and everybody will be in the new building,” Principal of the Berean Christian Academy, Deborah Thomas, told Dominica News Online (DNO) on Thursday.“We are preparing the inside right now; we finished painting the outside and the inside; we are doing finishing touches right now.”

She said work on the building was moving according to plan with a lot of financial support coming from local, regional and international sources as well as voluntary work from members of the Berean Bible Church. The school held a fair on December 18, to raise additional funds to help meet the institution’s financial needs.“I am very pleased with the amount of work done over the last three months,” she said. “We figured that we would move in over a period of time and we are moving on schedule.”

“I am very pleased with the amount of work done over the last three months,” she said. “We figured that we would move in over a period of time and we are moving on schedule.”

According to the principal, the students and parents have adjusted well to the new location.

“They have adjusted well,” Mrs. Thomas said. “What we do is after school, we make available a bus to Roseau, so in the afternoons at 1, o’clock the students are transported to a designated area and the parents are there to pick them up.”

She said the arrangement will continue in the New Year.

Following the completion of the ground floor of the building, construction work will begin on the upstairs of the building to house the Berean Bible Church, she indicated.

Work started on the expansion of the new building on September 14th, approximately three weeks following theAugust 27, monster storm.

Berean schoolbuilding afterbeing damaged during TS Erika
Berean school building after being damaged during TS Erika

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6 Comments

  1. Parent
    January 4, 2016

    The People had a mind to work. Nehemiah 4: 6B (ESV)

    We are indeed grateful for the lessons that we get from what transpired and the amount of work done in this short space of time.
    If we have faith as a mustard seed we can move mountains. Erika was not all bad. Look what came out of it- A more comfortable and safer work space for both teachers and students. What was not accomplished over years, got done in less than 4 months. It s all about God’s timing.

    All praise and Glory to the Almighty God, Most High.

  2. Looking On
    January 4, 2016

    Sometimes the handwriting is on the wall but we remain in our comfort zone until we are forced to move. No matter how bleak a situation the Lord is abe to work it out for our good and to the praise if His name. I rejoice with Berean Christian Academy.

  3. x
    January 3, 2016

    Lovely…God bless you all

  4. Doctor P
    January 2, 2016

    Good job to all the hard working people. Great example to our government on how fast things can be done.

  5. Tout Twelle
    January 2, 2016

    Great Work Berean Family!!!

  6. Tout Twelle
    January 2, 2016

    How we wish we could have seen that kind of pro active development from leading circles

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