Rubis renovates auditorium of primary school in Dominica
As the vastârebuildingâtask in Dominicaâcontinuesâafter the passage of Hurricane Maria, Rubis West Indies Limited is playing their part.
The energy company recently renovated theâauditorium ofâtheâGoodwill Primary School.â The project involved theâaddition of eight classrooms toâaccommodateâthe schoolâs student body, as decided by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. âCompleted at a cost of EC$190,000, construction took approximately three months, under the watchful eye of the localâcontractors Edghill Fortune Associates Ltd.
Nicholson Dodds, country representative for RUBIS, explained:ââThe children were displaced from school in September 2017 after the hurricane and we saw the opportunity to assist with theârenovation of the Goodwill Primary Schoolâs auditorium to ensure that the over 450 students returned to school as soon as possible.â â
Dodds also spoke about Rubisâ involvement in other community projects, such as Operation Youth Quake, a non-profit, non-government organization, working with troubled and displaced young people between 12-18 years. He said, âRubis has also rendered assistance to Operation Youth Quake by assisting with repairs to the organizationâs facility.ââ
The children returned to the classroom on January 3, 2018 and principal Gretta Roberts and her staff have worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition for the children. â
An official ceremony was held on January 19, 2018 to reopen the schoolsâ auditorium and to recognize the efforts of those involved in the project. During the event, an award was presented to Rubis, in recognition of its contribution to the development of education in Dominica.