Education Minister says Alpha Centre 40th Anniversary a Time for Reflection
Education Minister Honourable Petter St. Jean says the 40th anniversary of the Alpha Centre should be viewed as a time for reflection.
He made the statement on Monday June 23rd 2014 during the opening ceremony of a week of activities at the school.
The Minister stated, the Alpha Centre’s 40 years of existence as a learning institution for children with special needs is a momentous occasion he is happy to be part of.
“I commend all those of you who recognize that every Dominican child can make a contribution to national development,” he added.
He said since its inception in 1974, the founders of the Alpha Centre were determined to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs.
Although it started from very humble beginnings he said the focus here has always been on providing holistic education for the children that they serve.
The Minister added, the school equips students with academic technical and social skills which will prepare them to function independently within society.