Ministry of Education building resilience through stronger school structures

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Project Officer-Tumpe Trotter

The Ministry of Education is seeking to build resilience within the sector through the reconstruction of stronger, better school structures.

The Ministry most recently launched the Dominica Climate Resilience and Restoration Project which includes infrastructural works on five primary schools- Salisbury, Grand Bay, Delices, Wills Strathmore Stevens and Morne Jaune.

Project Officer in the Ministry of Education Tumpe Trotter says this is part of ongoing efforts to rebuild better.

“We want to build back better, not just for now, but for the future.

“We are fully aware of the climactic hazards that small islands like ours are vulnerable to. When we are looking at rebuilding our schools, we are looking at ensuring that our schools are built to withstand as many of these hazards as possible,” Trotter said.

The Ministry of Education has also launched a skills training programme as part of project.

The project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Caribbean Development Bank.