On March 17, 2012 in Caye Caulker
As our island grows, so does the numbers of its population and therefore the demand for space in the schools. Our Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School – the islands one and only primary school, was suffering with lack of space and therefore building is currently underway for 2 new classrooms.
The drive and the initiative is that of our own Village Council – thank you Beto and Crew, with some help along the way from other invested interest in Caye Caulker. The building has two purposes, firstly the obvious being that of a school classroom – 2 classrooms of 35ft x 60ft with a 5ft verandah are the largest rooms in the school. And that of official hurricane shelter, as no public building is structurally sound enough to be classed as such at this time.
The project began back in June 2011 with the foundation of the building being laid ($40K) and then in October the walls were raised ($25K). To ensure the building was of hurricane standard, the roof was reinforced with 2 layers of steel ($50K) and then the building was put on hold for 21 days of curing.
The final finishing work ie the plastering and windows ($15K) will commence shortly to have the two new classrooms ready for the new school year of September 2012.
Finances have been drawn from a number of contributors – Taxes and Licenses collected by the Village Council, the Area Representative Manuel Heredia ($42K), Seaside Cabanas ($20K), Catholic Church ($10K), Immer ($4K) and an anonymous donation of $1K). We give thanks to all of whom are involved in making our community a better place!!!