By Sharleene Lindsay
(St. Lucia News Online) — The construction of the Early Childhood Centre for residents of Monchy, Gros Islet has been completed.
Giving an update on the project on Facebook, Member of Parliament for Gros Islet, Lenard Montoute said the new Monchy Early Childhood Development Centre contains five classrooms, an administrative area, a sickbay, child and adult washrooms with accommodation for physically challenged children, a kitchen, an open eating area, and external playing area.
Montoute said the building can accommodate about 60 students including infants, toddlers’ preschoolers and physically challenged students.
He said the completion of the facility was a commitment he made early this term to deliver the Centre to the residents of Monchy.
The project went through the tendering process and was constructed at an estimated cost of EC$1.2 million, according to Montoute who is also the minister for equity, social justice, local government and empowerment.
The project officially commenced on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, when the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) hosted the BNTF9 signing ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the Monchy Early Childhood Development Centre.
Montoute expressed gratitude to the Caribbean Development Bank and the team from the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund for their assistance in making this project a reality.