Last weekend several named contractors and businesses gave what can only be described as a personification of The Education Theme for the last school year, “Success through Partnership.”
The minister of education, Akierra Missick is happy to extend the greatest thanks to Otis Morris and his staff, Floyd Williams and the Fortis staff, Otis Morgan and Olympic Construction, Clyde Holiday and his staff and the minister for GSS, George Lightbourne.
A few months ago, after the completion of the H. J. Robinson New Class room block was on its way to completion, it was discussed that the containers which housed several classrooms could now be relocated to the Ona Glinton and Eliza Simons Primary School. Several of the Ona Glinton infant classes were still being housed at the Salem Baptist Church since a portion of the school was destroyed by fire in 2011. Eliza Simons on the other hand has been unable to house the number of newly registered students because of the lack of space and having lost two class rooms to Hurricane Ike in 2008.
The relocation of the containers provided the ideal opportunity to address these two critical issues for both schools. Unfortunately the cost of the relocation proved prohibitive. It was then that the president of the PTA of both schools, in discussion with Mark MacAulay and other officials of the ministry of education decided that they would volunteer their time and services to assist both schools and the children of Grand Turk.
Terry Selver was instrumental in bringing many of the organizations together. The result was that over the past weekend, these community-minded citizens brought their machinery to the H. J. Robinson to begin the process of removal and re-location. It is expected that all the necessary works will be completed by Wednesday of this week.
The minister of education is encouraged by this and other acts of volunteerism from the community and again extends her best wishes to all those who have contributed their time and effort to the container removal project.