The Dominica Government has donated thirty-five thousand dollars ($35, 000.00) to the Western District Seventh Day Adventist Primary School to assist with reroofing.
Member of Parliament for the St. Joseph Constituency, Kelver Darroux presented the cheque to the school on Saturday 4 August 2018. The school was not unscathed during the passage of Hurricane Maria’s last September.
Mr. Darroux said the school, which he also attended, is dear to his heart not just as the parliamentary representative but as someone from the community.
Mr. Darroux said while the school is privately operated and therefore not government’s responsibility, he feels obligated “to look out for the young people in my community and more importantly my school here in the community”.
“The government of Dominica is not obligated to make a contribution or to assist in anyway but we have to look beyond that because at the end of the day we have to ensure that our students are properly housed, be comfortable and be in a situation where it makes learning easier for them.”
Mr. Darroux said it is important that the project starts soon and called for volunteers from the church to assist with the repairs so that the school can be ready for the commencement of 2018/ 2019 academic year in September.
Meanwhile, Principal of the school Shirley Mills thanked God as well as the government for the donation.
“I want to say thank you to the government of Dominica, through the Honourable Kelver Darroux, for this very remarkable [donation] and I must say it is something that will go a long way in seeing that our students are safe for the upcoming school year.”
Mrs. Mills thanked Mr Darroux for his continued contribution to the physical development of the school and called on church members to come on board to assist with the project.