A top banking institution, which opened a new branch in Portsmouth recently, has been asked by the prime minister to support preschoolers in the north of the island.
Speaking at the opening of Scotia Bank’s new branch, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit called on the bank to lend a hand to parents who face challenges in enrolling their children into early childhood education institutions.
“Now that you’re here in the north, we have quite a number of preschools in the area. I am a very strong supporter of preschools, early childhood education…. We want to ensure that every child of preschool age can attend school,” he said.
“It is a challenge for some parents sometimes to get the children into preschools and I believe that it would be a tremendous benefit to Scotia Bank that it would partner with preschools. You would make a tremendous difference in the future of Dominica,” he stated.