Dominica: Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School reopens after rehabilitation
Dominica: Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School reopens after rehabilitation

Dominica: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has announced the reopening of the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School on May 13, 2022 (Friday).

The Government announced that the school had been constructed at the cost of EC$ 2.1 million. The school has been reconstructed under the Climate Resilience and Restoration Project.

The funding for the project has been granted by the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank, along with the Government of Dominica.

The Government of Dominica stated, “The Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School officially reopened today, Friday, May 13.”

“The school was reconstructed at the cost of EC$2.1 million as part of the Climate Resilience and Restoration Project with financing from the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Dominica,” it added.

The feature which would be included in the school premises after the renovation of the building is an upgraded classroom block, auditorium, computer lab & library, kitchen, cafeteria, guidance & counselling room and, washroom facilities; and a new early childhood education centre and administrative building.

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit also took social media to share a glimpse of the rebuilt school.

Earlier, the Government informed the reopening of the other two schools, which were also partially funded by the Government of Canada.

On May 12, the Government announced that the school was officially handed over on May 11, 2022 (Wednesday); students of the Morne Jaune Primary School may now attend classes in new and improved settings.

The EC$1 million project was funded by the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Dominica as part of the Dominica Climate Resilience and Restoration Project. The rehabilitation provided new classroom and administrative blocks, library, cafeteria, auditorium and washroom facilities to the school.

On the same day, the Government announced that the country had commissioned the rehabilitation of Delices Primary School.

The EC$1.1 million project was also funded by the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Dominica as part of the Dominica Climate Resilience and Restoration Project.

New features included additional classrooms, an early childhood centre, library, auditorium, Home Economics Room and improved washroom facilities.