A brief presentation was held on Monday 21st February at the Charlestown Secondary School where the island’s youth Minister Hensley Daniel made a monetary contribution on behalf of the NHLDC.
Daniel, who was filling in for Housing and Development Minister Robelto Hector, commended the NHLDC for replicating the NIA’s interest in education.
“An investment in education pays the highest interest,” Daniel said.
“The Nevis Island Government takes education seriously. I think we can recall my addresses on the platform that our first priority is education, our second priority is education and our third priority is also education and we said that repeatedly.
“We have sought to set the tone from the top so that even though the Land and Housing Development Corporation is not an institution that focuses on education, all of the units of government are pointing in the same direction with regards to the level and importance of education and the development of our community,” Daniel stated.
Meanwhile, Principal of the Charlestown Secondary School and the Nevis Sixth Form College, Mr. Edson Elliot expressed appreciation for what he described as a “timely donation.”
“We’ve had to raise money for travelling to Tortola in order to be a part of this debate and we are very thankful to the corporate entities that have who came on board to assist with these travel expenses,” said Elliot
Six students will be representing the island in the debate that is scheduled to take place starting 24th to 27th February.