Minister for Public Works and Ports, Senator Miriam Blanchard has expressed her delight with the one hundred and ninety thousand dollar restoration of the Goodwill Primary School.
The restoration of the school’s auditorium which was damaged in Hurricane Maria, added eight new classrooms, which allows all students of the school to attend classes full time, as well as for students of the Ebenezer Seventh Day Adventist Primary School’s auditorium.
Blanchard, who was speaking at the handing over ceremony on Friday 19 January 2018, stated that she is delighted with the addition of the eight classrooms as it will assist the students whose lives were disrupted with the passage of Hurricane Maria.
“As we all know, this school was one of the many schools damaged by the horrific winds and rains when Hurricane Maria ravaged our country last year. My delight is for the many children and students whose lives were severely disrupted in so many ways due to the lingering effects of this hurricane. The reopening of their school at least reintroduced a semblance of normalcy and stability for them as they reconnect with each other rediscover the joy of the classroom and engage in the pranks and games that children of their age enjoy,” Blanchard stated.
She added that the reopening of school for these students will alleviate the stress of parents and guardians.
“I am also delighted for the parents and guardians. They can now rest comfortably in the knowledge that their students and their kids are under the protective and caring environment of a school during their hours of work,” Blanchard noted.