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Contact:  Claudia Monlouis


Wednesday 13 April 2011  The education sector which was severely affected by the passage of hurricane Tomas in October, is  bouncing back slowly but surely.


Schools on the island have benefited immensely from the philanthropic efforts of many community groups and organizations which have attempted to alleviate their distress.


However,  given the  huge cost of restoring facilities such as computer labs and the fact that some students  are  hurricane victims who lost everything in the storm, the most impacted schools  are generally  still in the recovery phase.


Last week representatives from the Canaries Primary, the Fond St. Jacques Infant and Primary Schools and the Bexon Infant and Primary schools—schools most affected by the storm—said thank you to one of their benefactors, the Lions Club of Saint Lucia.


“Any assistance to the schools  are greatly welcomed,”  said Education Officer for District 8, Valencia Charlery.

“The education officers can be contacted as well as the various principals of the various schools. We are still in need of assistance because we have  some children who lost everything during the passage of the hurricane. We have some of the worst hit schools  where everything  got damaged—most  of the equipment and furniture. We would be very grateful if contributions would still be given because we are really in need.”


The ministry, she says,  has a  needs list in its possession which can give contributors a clear indication of  the items which are  most urgently needed.

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