The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Soufriere Com­pre­hen­sive School now has an op­er­a­tional Car­pen­try Train­ing Fa­cil­ity. Thanks to a small projects grant of US$30,000 from the Ger­man Em­bassy, which was ini­ti­ated by Ger­man Hon­orary Con­sul Karolin Trou­bet­zkoy, the build­ing was com­pleted in 2014 but ad­di­tional fund­ing was needed for the car­pen­try equip­ment. An ad­di­tional US$3,000 was do­nated by Anse Chastenet Re­sort and a fur­ther US$3,000 by guests of Anse Chas­tanet to bring the project to com­ple­tion in Septem­ber 2015.

The car­pen­try train­ing fa­cil­ity is now pro­vi­sioned with the equip­ment and tools to fa­cil­i­tate a full scale car­pen­try vo­ca­tional and skills train­ing.

The fa­cil­ity is open to Forms 1 and 2. Even­tu­ally it will be used by over 600 stu­dents be­tween the ages of 11–16 and it is ex­pected that there will be at least 60 stu­dents grad­u­at­ing with a CVQ at the end of each year.

Ger­man Hon­orary Con­sul Karolin Trou­bet­zkoy ex­pressed her grat­i­tude to re­tired school teacher Mr In­no­cent Aimable and Carl Hunter, the Property Man­ager of Anse Chas­tanet, who made their own time avail­able to guide and su­per­vise the ini­tial con­trac­tion project and re­mained in­volved to the project com­ple­tion.

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