BVI Cable TV officially adopted the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Primary Division last week in a brief ceremony held at the school. 

BFEC was the seventh school to be adopted under the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Adopt-A-School Programme, which matches local businesses to schools.

BVI Cable TV will now provide the school with an initial $5,000 contribution.

Education and Culture Minister Andrew Fahie thanked the company.

“This programme is not only about the financial contributions, it is about understanding that the business community also has a role to play in the education of our children,” Mr. Fahie said.

Premier Ralph O’Neal, also present at the ceremony, said children benefit when businesses take an interest in their schooling. “Businesses can also benefit,” he added, “because they need qualified and well-educated people in order for them to continue to flourish.”

For Hilroy George, principal of the BFEC Primary Division, the adoption was a long time coming. “We can soon begin to enjoy the benefits of being able to purchase resources and initiate programmes that can enhance our students’ learning through the development of their cognitive structure,” he said.

Mr. George also said the school looks forward to developing other extracurricular activities, including music, dance and the arts.

BVI Cable TV General Manager Luanne Hodge told the gathering the company was eager to adopt a school. “Education is very important, and you, the students, are our future. You are all our future leaders and I welcome you into the BVI Cable TV family,” Ms. Hodge said.