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Education Centers up & running for 3-8 year olds

One of the six Education Centres located in Road Town on the E. Walwyn Brewley Softball Park. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tents are being pitched throughout the territory as Education Centres for children between the ages of three to eight.

This is according to Acting Chief Education Officer within the Ministry of Education, Connie E. George on a radio programme Sparks Plug aired on ZBVI 780AM on Saturday October 7, 2017. The host of the show was Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan, Mrs BVI 2017.

Ms George stated that the Ministry of Education was determined to get that segment of their schools up and running.

"Our target was to get the three to eight year olds into some form of formal setting and we looked at that as what we call Education Centres."

6 centres on Tortola, 1 on VG

She further expressed that there are six locations on the main island of Tortola and one of Virgin Gorda.

Ms Connie E. George advised parents to send there children to the Education Centres within there communities instead of another location.

The Education Centres are located in the following areas: E. Walwyn Brewley Softball Park in Road Town; Baugher's Bay Basketball Court in Baugher's Bay; Willard Wheatley Primary School in East End; Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay; Capoon's Bay Basketball Court and Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church grounds. On Virgin Gorda the venue Will be the Assembly of God Cornerstone School.

The Ministry of Education's aim was to assist some of the preschools and daycares who were damaged, according to Ms George.

She said, "Parents would have some place to send there children while these daycares get themselves together."

The Ministry's Acting Chief Education Officer happily expressed that during her visits to some of the centres, the children revealed to her that they were happy to see their friends again.

She noted that nutritional lunches are being provided by Convoy of Hope.

Currently, the hours for the Education Centres are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and parents can also pick up there children at 1:00 PM.

5 Responses to “Education Centers up & running for 3-8 year olds”

  • sad (12/10/2017, 09:37) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Ball head always in a rush and our kids suffer
  • wow (12/10/2017, 16:23) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    at least we are trying here forget the Baldhead man and focus on one of the initiatives to recovery and also keep our children occupied and at least a way forward. We all have faults let's try and be forgiving,kind,etc to each other and ask God to see us thru this period of recovery.
    • Well (14/10/2017, 10:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is not finding fault. It is called thinking things through.
      If these centres are set up as daycare centres for parents to send their children, then call them that.
      Are these children expected to learn anything and show evidence of learning or just go there to be with their little peers?
      Then there is the 6 of November start up for everyone. I hope the whomever is working out the logistics of that is really thinking of everything to avoid confusion.
  • softball field (12/10/2017, 19:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please Please whoever will listen. There are opened, exposed guts close by the Old Recreation Ground where young children and even pedestrians are walking every day. The concrete slabs were lifted to clean the guts and left there. No warning signs, no cones. Anyone can fall into it. We do things without thinking through properly. This is urgent and I hope VINO will see fit to post it.

    I looked down from upstairs Scatos this morning into the Noel Lloyd unfinished structure and also noticed an uncovered cistern. People with alzeimers who end up roaming can walk anywhere as they do not have functional judgment. please check that cistern and anyone can cover it up. You may ask why I didn't do it, I have one hand in a sling
  • one eye (12/10/2017, 21:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor our children


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