Islands Development Company (IDC), through its subsidiary, Green Island Construction Company (GICC) has officially handed over three classrooms and a resource center to English River school.
This project came about at the request of government to help increase classroom capacity at the school to cope with the growing number of pupils. And when it was approached, GICC was more than ready to help out.
The handover ceremony took place at the school, in the presence of the principal secretary for education, the school’s head teacher, school council chairperson, parents and some students.
The keys to the new facilities were handed over to the school, through the Principal Secretary of Education, Dr. Odile de Commarmond, by the IDC’s Public Relations Manager, Michael Payet.
The project has been co-financed by GICC and the Ministry of Education at a total cost of R1.15 million.
As part of the agreement, the ministry paid for the aircon and the sliding windows, while other costs were absorbed by GICC.
Construction work on the project started in July and completed in September, just in time for the beginning of the new school term.
GICC is a subsidiary of IDC which holds a Class 1 Construction and Civil Works Contractors license.