Women’s body donates creativity center to East Bank Special Needs School

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unnamed[www.inewguyana.com] – The United Women for Special Children (USWC) on recently officially handed over a Creativity Center to the East Bank Special Needs School after a few months of construction.

The keys to the facility was handed over to Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine during a simple ceremony.

UWSC President President, Angela Rahaman stated that the project was effectively UWSC sticking to its mandate of providing for the differently abled.

Rahaman stated that the project was conceived two years ago after a conversation with the Principal of the Special Needs School.

“Two years ago this project started with a conversation where the acting Head Teacher Ms. Jordan expressed the need to have an Arts and Crafts room for the students,” stated Rahaman.

She pointed out too that after deliberations, approvals, construction commenced at the beginning of the last school break in July of this year.

unnamed (2)The facility is worth some $5.5M.

“It is our hope and mission that this building will promote creativity in these special students and aide them with the confidence and ability they require to properly integrate into society,” Rahaman said.

It was noted that during 1995 the children were housed in an old building further up the street and there was just a concrete frame here.

UWSC saw the need and built this Special Needs School with partner funding from Basic Needs Trust Fund (SIMAP). UWSC also stands committed to the weekly swimming program for the school.

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