THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 2017: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – It certainly was a special Valentine’s Day for the students and staff members of the Lady Hochoy School in Gasparillo this past Tuesday.
Staff members of Digicel and the Foundation visited the school to assist with a new Foundation programme entitled ‘Centres of Excellence’ The aim of this programme is to make the school’s environment more conducive to learning, ensuring that the students are comfortable and the facility meets international standards. This will be achieved by physical upgrades to the school’s infrastructure making it safer and more accommodating.
The Digicel volunteers, led by Foundation CEO Penny Gomez busied themselves painting the new bathroom block and windows, landscaping the grounds, mixing and transporting cement for the terrazzo flooring, as Mr. Arnot Lord of Cudjoe Construction and his team of workers supervised the activities. They were greeted continuously by curious students of the school who stopped to chat with the team.
Cudjoe Construction was contracted by the Foundation to build a new bathroom block and also renovate the exiting bathroom facilities which were inadequate given the amount of students that use them.
Also completing various upgrades on the school’s compound is construction company Mets and Associates owned by Dennis Metivier.
As an extra Valentine’s Day treat, all 143 students and 30 staff members of the school, as well as the construction workers and Digicel volunteers were treated to red velvet cupcakes courtesy the Digicel Foundation.