Many BVI primary schools being restored through Adopt-A-School Programme – Francis Lettsome Primary School gets $10,000 from Harneys
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EAST END, Tortola, VI – The Francis Lettsome Primary School is one of the many schools that sustained damages throughout the Territory following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 but is being restored through the Adopt-A-School Programme and parents.
Under the Adopt-A-School Programme, Harneys law firm adopted the Francis Lettsome Primary School.
On Friday, November 3, 2017, members of the Ministry of Education and Culture and Harneys law firm hosted a volunteer day of care for the staff, volunteers from the community, parents and students of the primary school.
To meet the deadline for thr opening of the school on Monday, November 6, 2017, the volunteers cleaned the school grounds.
In addition, the volunteers also built new desks, while salvaging other furniture by way of sanding and varnishing older desks.
Meanwhile, Harneys donated some $10,000 before the day of service to assist with restoring the school.
Parents show appreciation
In an interview with Sabrina A. C. Lewis, parent of a student at Francis Lettsome Primary School, she expressed overwhelming joy for the work being done by Harneys and the volunteers.
She said, “I was going about my business and I noticed the clean-up going on and I was very happy to see it because I was concerned when I saw the state of the school after Irma and nothing was being done as yet.”
Speaking to our newsroom, another parent commented that it was “good to see the effort being placed to get the school back up and running”, while adding that he had to assist them.
“That’s my alma mater man and I just couldn’t pass them when I saw that they were cleaning up. I grabbed some garbage bags, gloves and started to pick up the rubbish,” said the parent while noting that his son is not attending the primay school.
Just like Francis Lettsome Primary School, through the Adopt-A-School Programme, many schools across the territory are receiving the needed assistance to rebuild and restore their schools following the hurricane.
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