[www.inewsguyana.com] – The David Rose School for the Handicapped yesterday received a new minibus from the Ministry of Education for transporting students from the East Coast of Demerara [as far as Clonbrook] to and from the school’s Thomas Land location.
Headmistress of the school, Dionne Mckenzie said the acquisition of this vehicle will go a far way in ensuring that children are more punctual for classes. The school is currently using a vehicle that it was gifted 30 years ago by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).
The school’s administration is in the process of renaming the institution from David Rose School for the Handicapped to David Rose Special School. This name change is reflected in the name on the bus.
Mckenzie said that in order to adequately accommodate the growing population, the school is seeking further assistance from the Government to fund the extension of the existing building to include six additional classes.
The school also has additional transportation needs to facilitate children coming from West Demerara (students from as far as Parika are enrolled at the school).