The Principal, Staff and Students of Boca Secondary School as well as residents throughout the community will soon have at their disposal a multi-purpose hard court, thanks to the Grenada Electricity Services Limited (GRENLEC).
The project, which is already under construction, is being done through a collaborative venture between GRENLEC, Boca Secondary School and the Government of Grenada.
The cost of the project, estimated at $296,000.00, is expected to be completed by the second week of July.
During a brief ceremony held at the Boca Secondary School grounds on Tuesday, Interim Chief Executive Officer, GRENLEC, Clive Hosten said that the construction of the multi-purpose court will not only serve the needs of Boca students but the entire community.
He said that the project provides opportunity for students and the community to engage in various activities including nightime, as the facility will be equipped with proper lighting.
Hosten said that the facility will also foster community development and encouraged all stakeholders to take care of it.
Acting Principal of Boca Secondary School, Cephas Belfon is happy for the start of the project, as the dream now becomes a reality.
He said the construction of a multi-purpose hard court was a dream of past principals and is elated that it is being done under his watch.
He thanked GRENLEC and Government through the Ministry of Agriculture for this worthwhile assistance.
He said that the proposal for the hard court was made some three years ago and was immediately approved, but some issues with the property and drainage caused a delay.
The problem, he said was rectified by the lands department of the Ministry of Agriculture and the voluntary service of Marshall’s Bobcat and company, which cleared the area free of cost.
According to Belfon, the construction of the facility would aid the school in preparing students for competing games as prior years, they had to visit other courts for training.
“This facility will end all that”, Belfon said, the facility would give “deviant” individuals within the community an opportunity to channel their energy in positive activities. Thanks to all for making this a reality”, he said.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Education, Patricia Felix, told the stakeholders that she was hopeful that the facility will be used for its intended purposes and expect better representation from the students of Boca Secondary in competitions such as Intercol 2014.
The construction of the Boca hard court is the latest of GRENLEC’s Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI).
Earlier this month, the island’s lone electricity company presented $135,597.00 to eleven charitable organisations throughout the country.
GRENLEC prides itself as the leader in supporting and empowering community development throughout Grenada.