The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association has donated whiteboards to St. Clair Dacon Secondary School (SCDSS).
A request by Vanrick Williams a teacher at the school found favour with the executive members of the national cricket body.
Williams initiated and rationalised the project based on some challenges faced by students with chalk.
He concluded that whiteboards would be more conducive for both teaching and learning.
The request was formalised by Principal of SCDSS, Mona Green and SVGCA’s President, Kishore Shallow, in late 2019.
As a result, SVGCA Inc. embarked on the project to furnish the classrooms with whiteboards.
The project, planned for two phases, saw the completion of the first stage at the end of January.
This included eight classrooms furnished with whiteboards.
The 2nd phase of the project will see six more classes completed by March.
Shallow said the project is another effort to advocate the SVGCA’s policy of balancing education and sports.
“This school and community have been a nurturing ground of many elite Vincentian cricketers including the Mcleans and Josephs. We are quite pleased to be able to stretch our resources beyond cricket, especially where it facilitates holistic development and, which I am most certain would help to produce more exceptional players and citizens.”
Williams expressed gratitude to the SVGCA.
“The principal, staff, and students of the St. Clair Dacon Secondary School wish to thank Dr. Shallow and the entire SVGCA for their generous contribution of the whiteboards… which would help to support the educational development of our students,” he said.
The project is valued at about EC$10,000 and is being done in collaboration with the contractor, Marcellus Constance.