103 plus primary school-aged children and community members will now benefit from a newly restored Salisbury Educational Facility in the village of Salisbury
More than a hundred primary school-aged children and community members will now benefit from the newly restored Salisbury Educational Facility in the village of Salisbury.
The Government of Dominica, with financial support from the India-UN Partnership Fund and in collaboration with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, the reconstruction of two buildings have been successfully completed and is the largest school completed in Dominica post-Hurricane Maria to date.
The primary school has an enrolment of 103 students, 14 staff, and provides classes from kindergarten to grade 6, with most students from the village of Salisbury. The Early Childhood Centre serves approximately 20 children and adult education programs and community events will also be held on the campus. Projects such as this underscore UNDP’s commitment to ensuring the achievement of inclusive and quality education for all (Sustainable Development Goal 4) and reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful vehicles for promoting sustainable development. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of education Ms Chandler Hyacinth expressed thanks to the many stakeholders.
She says that was an opportunity that showcased what can be achieved by resilient construction, as well as providing special education needs.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Ms Chandler Hyacinth.
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