Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was pleased to announce the launch of the construction phase of Thibaud Primary School on Wednesday. This work is being undertaken under the China Aid Project for Reconstruction of Schools in Dominica after Hurricane Maria.

The commencement of the construction project is a result of collaboration between Dominica and the People’s Republic of China for 20 years. The school is recognized as one of the six schools that were destroyed due to Hurricane Maria. 

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Upon completion, the school will serve as a Centre of Excellence in Special Education with additional facilities to nurture the talents of the children in various fields such as culture, performing arts, sports, science, and visual.

PM Skerrit with other officials at Thibaud Primary School construction site. (Credits: Roosevelt Skerrit, Facebook)
PM Skerrit with other officials at Thibaud Primary School construction site. (Credits: Roosevelt Skerrit, Facebook)

The Leader of Dominica took to his official social media handle (Facebook) to share glimpses of the ground-breaking ceremony of the school’s construction work. 

“The Government of Dominica, in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China, on Wednesday launched the construction phase of the Thibaud Primary School. The school will serve as a Centre of Excellence in Special Education upon completion, with additional facilities to foster our children’s talents in sports, culture, science, and the visual and performing arts”, remarked PM Skerrit. 

The prime minister has always remained committed to the upliftment of his country. As the construction work of Thibaud Primary School has begun, it outlines PM Skerrit’s vision to maintain foreign relations for mutual growth and benefits. 

Aerial view of Construction of school site. (Credits: Roosevelt Skerrit, Facebook)
Aerial view of Construction of school site. (Credits: Roosevelt Skerrit, Facebook)

In November 2023, the contractors, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), began the demolition work on the new Goodwill Secondary School (GSS). The school is expected to become the Centre of Excellence for Technical Vocational Education. 

Noting this, the school will offer several facilities, such as food preparations, electricity installation, fabric design, garment production, auto-mechanics, and technical drawing. Industrial Arts, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Performing Arts/Music. 

Additionally, the construction work offers several employment opportunities to the people, and a number of Dominicans have been employed in the construction phase.

Moreover, China will support the construction of some other schools, such as Calibishie, Sineku, Bellevue Chopin, and Tete Morne Primary Schools, with funds. 

The people across the country showed their happiness and wishes on PM Skerrit for his untiring efforts in the advancement of the education sector of Dominica. 

One of the comments read, “Congratulations to the Thibaud Community, the wish for a new school is long awaiting and is taking effect. Happy for my fellow villagers and all who will benefit from it and take pride in it. Big thanks to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the People’s Republic of China for making it a reality.”

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