Maria Holder Memorial Trust refurbishes five primary schools in Dominica

Jane Armstrong, Consultant/Advisor to Maria Holder Memorial Trust

Children in five communities in Dominica will soon benefit from the support of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust.

As part of an important strategic area of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust’s work, these communities will have access to quality Early Childhood Education facilities. It will be done through a project to refurbish and rebuild six primary schools that suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017, to bring the schools back to an acceptable standard for teaching and learning and to provide extra space for Preschool children.

The project is being done in two phases. The first phase is now complete and targeted four schools- the Belles, Concord, Warner and Trafalgar Primary Schools- for refurbishment, along with a new Pre-Kindergarten Unit at Trafalgar. Refurbishment includes new windows and doors, repairs to kitchens and roofs, painting, fencing and the upgrading of bathrooms.

The keys to the Trafalgar Primary School being handed over to the MoE

The second phase will include the building of new Pre-Kindergarten Units at Belles, Concord, Warner and Roseau.

The Wotten Waven Primary School is the sixth school slated for improvements.

“The strategic goal of this project is to assist with providing quality access to early childhood education in Dominica. The project was already being planned before Hurricane Maria but had to be substantially changed and the funding increased to include refurbishment after the storm,” Jane Armstrong, Consultant/Advisor to The Maria Holder Memorial Trust stated. “The project is expected to create access to approximately sixty  (60) early childhood education places for children aged 3 to 5 in Dominica to meet the Government’s commitment to providing universal access to early childhood education.”

In thanking The Maria Holder Memorial Trust for its support, Ms. Chandler Hyacinth, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development explained, “This project will have a significant impact on these communities in which it seeks to develop early childhood education places.  We have seen how new or refurbished structures have an impact on communities. People are grateful, happy for the new facility and anxious to make use of it for their families.”

The Maria Holder Memorial Trust continues to make its mark across the Caribbean in tangible and transformational ways. This project will contribute significantly to the cognitive, social and economic benefits in these communities as it creates greater access to Early Childhood Education in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The refurbished Trafalgar Primary School

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5 Comments

  1. who gives a.S..............................t
    January 31, 2019

    I understand our exceptional needs having experienced what we did over the last 3 yrs. Having said that I want to say independent of all those politicians and their parties be it the Pirate- Neo-DLP, and the( F) UWP,
    the studiated Opportunists with human faces & boy are there many. Some live for parasitic and saprophetic
    opportunities be it ambassadorship ( Emirates ambassador middle east CBI reps), construction fake created positions ej productivity consultant political consultant(too many/trope)
    With so much money circulating along one Neo -DLP pipeline hahaha Julie coco expression , 2013!!
    Now we have so much money as per KakaDoc. why do we have to be like beggers?
    My bottom line question.
    All conformists, apologists, morphers opportunists parasites .Readers & who the cap fits add urs too. I don’t give a ………………………………………… just fed up with hypocrite DA. regime change is overdue 18 yrs.
    All we do is parler ,parler,parler. So the jokers become more brazen.

  2. Anon
    January 31, 2019

    Why no mention this is a Barbados charity?

    • going on facts
      January 31, 2019

      Remorse of conscience Maybe?

  3. zandoli
    January 31, 2019

    Thank You MHMT.

  4. Neville
    January 31, 2019

    Thanks god for those charities and friends of DA. They do the jobs our government should do but they, unfortunately have ‘better’ things to do!

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