The Mustique Charitable Trust has invested in the youth at the Liberty Lodge Boys Training Centre through a refurbishment project.
According to in a release from the Agency for Public Information the Trust’s aided in the refurbishment of a room into a classroom in an effort to help increase classroom space at the Boys’ Centre.
The classroom will be used for remedial education.
In a handing over ceremony on Tuesday, permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, the Family and Gender Affairs, Catherine De Frietas thanked the Mustique Charitable Trust for their assistance and commended them for responding to the need for a classroom at the Centre.
The Trust donated $5,675.85 to help obtain materials and supplies such as books, chairs, box seats and fans. De Frietas said the ministry will continue to support remedial education at the institution and that the classroom will be “utilised to its fullest capacity”.
Administrative Director of the Mustique Charitable Trust, Dularie Malcolm said the Trust has a history of providing help and thanked the artisans, residents and boys at the Liberty Lodge Training Centre for their help in creating the classroom setting.
Assistant project director, Kenroy Boucher said the project commenced in December, 2020 but experienced setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the eruption of La Soufriere Volcano.
The Liberty Lodge Boys Training Centre was established in 1969 with the mission of creating a safe, secure, space conducive to learning and productivity for vulnerable and at risk youth between the ages of 7 to 16.
The Centre thrives on the philosophy that, “Lives can be changed for the better through strategic and timely intervention.”