Officials Sign Contract For Construction of School Cafeteria
A signing ceremony took place on Thursday January 24th, for the construction of a cafeteria at the Trafalgar Primary School.
The project is funded by the Government of Japan under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
Principal of the School, Mrs. Doreen Watt, says this all began in 2011 when they were in a staff meeting where they discussed their observation of the students at lunch time.
What they observed was not in sync with strand 2 of the Health and Family Life Education National Curriculum Guide, which outlines an attainment target that the students would benefit from with regards to their diet.
On October 13th, 2011 their application for a new cafeteria was submitted to the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago. In December 2011, representatives of the Japanese Embassy and JICA visited the site and held discussion with the Principal of the School.
Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Yoshimasa Tezuka, says their contribution of US$ 36,240 to the school cafeteria project, will extend support to the activities of the Trafalgar Primary School.
He says the GGP is designed to promote human security in the world by assisting non- profit organizations.
He reiterated that providing proper meals from children is an essential need of a household, school or community.
The Minister of Education, Honourable Petter St. Jean hopes that the cafeteria will add value not only to the operations of the school, but to the general well-being of the students and the community by extention.