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‘Help Grenada,’ says education minister

‘Help Grenada,’ says education minister

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Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Mike Browne has appealed to students and teachers to give whatever they can to help the victims of Hurricane Ivan in Grenada.
Speaking at the opening of the West St. George Secondary School, Minister Browne said that Monday, October 4, has been declared as “Grenada Appeal Day” in schools.
He asked students to bring whatever money they could to donate towards the school fund for Grenada. {{more}}
He appealed to students, teachers, parents and principals to make donations, stating that no handout is too small. The money will be used in the school system.
“We have to help them to re-establish in life,” said Browne who asked those present to “imagine having your homes, clothes and books blown away”. He said that he expects a wonderful response and urged the audience to “think of others”.
During the ceremony, Minister Browne also spoke about the right for everyone to have an education. He said that his administration is attempting to provide education for everyone and noted that there is almost 100 per cent school attendance nationwide.
Browne said that it was likely that come September 2005 there may be another temporary building, since the construction of the new secondary school building may not be complete.
He called for academic excellence from the school and urged the students to rise to the challenge. There are presently 105 students at the school, which is being headed by experienced educator Alinda Hypolite.

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