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Hanover Charities, MP to assist Logwood Basic

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 11:00 AM
From left: Ian Hayles, MP for Western Hanover; Katrin Casserly, chairman of Hanover Charities; Joyce Smith, principal of Logwood Basic; and Marvell Sewell, councillor for the Green Island division.
Students at Logwood Basic school enjoying the bounceabout.
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Hanover Charities and Member of Parliament (MP) for Western Hanover Ian Hayles recently broke ground for the construction of a new classroom to the Logwood Basic School.

They hosted a fun day to coincide with the groundbreaking. Hanover Charities' Katrin Casserly and Hayles collaborated to invest $1 million respectively. Casserly noted the collaboration is a part of Hanover Charities' commitment to giving back to the parish. With more than 112 students enrolled at the school, Casserly stated that there was no reservation in donating the money, and pointed out the importance of partnerships.

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"We at Hanover Charities recognise that the government cannot do it all alone. Public and private partnerships are important for the betterment of our country," Casserly said. Hayles said he expected the project to be completed over a six-to eight-week period.

"I ask for parents to come out and volunteer to push the project forward," Hayles said. "The more we can stretch the funds in ensuring that the learning environment becomes more conducive to learning, the better it is. So I am appealing to parents to come out to give an hour or two of volunteer work." He lauded the efforts of the charity, noting that the work of Hanover Charities stands as a testimony to those who are trying to rebuild the parish.

Principal of Logwood Basic, Joyce Smith, appeared overjoyed with her team of teachers and pledged her support to ensuring that the project runs smoothly. She expressed gratitude to both the charity and MP Hayles, noting that "the community of Logwood will work together to see the project through to its completion".