Berean Christian Academy damaged by ‘Erika’ reopens January 4, 2016 in its new building at Bath Estate
The Berean Christian Academy which was damaged by ‘Erika’ reopens today January 4, 2016, in its new building at Bath Estate. Students weresadly forced to move from their original location from 27th August 2015, after Tropical Storm Erika struck a crushing blow to their school building, but they now look forward to moving into their new premises at Bath Estate today
The school was originally located on Goodwill Road, next to the northern end of the E.C Loblack Bridge. Powerful torrents of water from the crested Roseau River, devastated the building which was established since the 1980s.Since September 2016, classes for students of the school were temporarily accommodated at the Dominica Calypso House in Bath Estate, while construction work was being done to relocate and expand the school’s buildingin Bath Estate.
Principal of the Berean Christian Academy, Deborah Thomas is elated that all of her students will be in their new building from today, as finishing touches took place over the weekend. She advised that work on the building went according to plan, with financial support from local, regional and international sources, along with voluntary work from members of the Berean Bible Church. The school held a fair on December 18, 2015, to raise additional funds to help meet their financial needs. Ms Thomas said she was pleased with the amount of work done over the last three months, to ensure that the school could move into the ground floor of the new premises on schedule.
According to principal Deborah Thomas, the students and parents have adjusted well to the new location. She added that at the end of the school day, a bus will be made available to get the students to Roseau, so that at one o’clock, they are transported to a designated area in Roseau, and the parents will be there to pick them up. Ms Thomas further advised that construction work will soon begin on the upper floor of the building, to house the Berean Bible Church.Work on expansion of the new building started on September 14, 2015, just short of three weeks following the passage of Tropical Storm “Erika” on August 27, 2015.
The entire Q95 Family extends heartfelt congratulations to the Berean Christian Academy, and wishes them God’s Speed, success, and the very best for 2016.
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