Digicel has committed to rebuilding seven primary schools and three hundred and sixty homes in the Kalinago Territory which were devastated by the passage of Hurricane Maria.
Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Dominica, Nikima Royer-Jno Baptiste stated that tenders have already been made to both local and regional contractors for the project during the daily press briefing on Tuesday 14 November 2017.
“Our focus on helping the country build back better has seen us committed to rebuilding seven primary schools in the Kalinago Territory, Castle Bruce and La Plaine. A request for proposals for the construction work was issued on the 7th of November and this was extended to seventeen local and regional contractors. Likewise our scope has extended and we will also be rebuilding the homes of a number of children attending this seven schools,” Jno. Baptiste noted.
The schools include the La Plaine Primary School, Castle Bruce Primary School, Salybia Primary School, Atkinson Primary School, Concord Primary, Lighthouse Christian Academy and Sineku Primary School.
She went on to say that Digicel hopes that proper facilities and a stable home will assist the children in overcoming Hurricane Maria.
“With the scope complete we will undertake the rebuilding of around three hundred and sixty homes in partnership with Isra-AID, and hope that with a stable home environment and appropriate educational facilities, this will be a positive initiative for the children to really settle down after the trauma of Hurricane Maria,” Royer-Jno. Batiste stated.