ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Teachers and dozens of students who utilise the Learning Centre at TN Kirnon School are now in more comfortable conditions following a donation from the Grenadians and Friends Association of Antigua & Barbuda.
The association has given the school two air conditioning units, purchased with thousands of dollars raised from a walk-a-thon staged several months ago.
During the presentation, President Carol Williams said the association was happy to hand over the units to the school which it adopted years ago.
“This donation would not have been possible without the support of residents of Antigua & Barbuda and the business community and we must say thank you to all who helped,” Williams said.
“We hope to continue this relationship as we forge ahead in building the association and by extension Antigua & Barbuda.”
The units were installed by Francis Refrigeration Services and Repairs free of charge. Company boss Kirk Francis said he agreed to provide the service after being approached by the association because “this was a good cause.”
School principal Rolston Nikeo said the units will make learning conditions easier for students by alleviating the heat that plagued the centre.
He said the association had, in the past, assisted the school by providing a ramp to help visually impaired students, among other initiatives.
The donation coincides with the national observance of Education Week from February 1-9 under the theme “every learner achieves.”
It was also made as the association stages activities to mark the 39th anniversary of independence for the tri-island state of Grenada, Carrriacou and Petite Martinique.
To mark the occasion, a church service, along with an awards ceremony and cultural extravaganza were held on Sunday at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre at Perry Bay.