Irie Kids Inc., a US-based non-profit organisation that supports and develops programmes for underprivileged children, has come to the aid of the La Croix Maingot School with the support of school officials and the community.
Founder of the Massachusetts-based organisation, Lisa Jarvis, said the organisation is currently involved in the “urgent cleanup and restoration” of the school.
Jarvis said Irie Kids has pledged US$5,000 toward the effort, adding that the organisation has reached out to the Saint Lucian community for assistance and the feedback has been “tremendous”.
“We are working in conjunction with the school principle, teachers and parents who have been left to their own accord by the current Ministry of Education who have yet to respond to our pleas for help,” Jarvis said.
“Much work still needs to be done to be ready for the opening of school on September 4th,” she added. “Members of the community are encouraged to join us in helping create a safe and healthy school environment for the children.”
Members of the public are encouraged to contact local Board members for more information at 721-5182, 487-8284 or write us at [email protected]