Continuing its longstanding support of educational projects here on island, the award-winning Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) property development company-Range Development- has buttressed the reconstruction efforts of Isulukati Special Education centre, following the damages sustained to the facility by hurricane Maria in late 2017.
Located in Crayfish River in the center of the Kalinago territory, the school which caters to students with disabilities was gifted with much needed building materials to help with the refurbishment of the abutment. The work was carried out by a group of men from the United States missionaries who are volunteering their time and efforts to help others.
Expressing gratitude, Principal of Isulukati Special Education Agenette Lucien Francis stated ‘’There is nothing better than helping others when they need it most. With this in mind, the Isulukati Special Education school would like to thank Range Developments for reaching out and lifting us up in our time of need; we are grateful for your support.’’
The ethos of the school is that disability is not inability and strongly believes that everyone should be given an equal opportunity to learn and prosper. In this regard, the school can proudly claim that three of its students represented Dominica in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi where they brought home three gold medals and one silver medal.
“We are truly inspired by the students at Isulukati Special Education and are honoured to support the reconstruction work of the school. We very much look forward to seeing more great achievements from its students in the future,” said Managing Director at Range Developments Kamal Shehada.
This hasn’t been the first contribution made from Range Developments to the institution. In the past, the company has supported the school by donating used laptops which have assisted staff in carrying out administration work as well as providing equipment for the school and its students.