The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has committed to providing Antigua with a grant of US$1.5 million dollars to be used for the upgrading the Villa Primary School.
According to Wednesday’s Cabinet report, the decision was during the meetings with foreign Government officials, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, held last week in New York City
According to reports, the school was visited earlier in the year by the UAE Minister Responsible for Foreign Development Assistance who she fell in love with the children at the Primary School and made a special effort to secure the funding.
The funds will likely be transferred to Antigua before the end of the year.
Meantime the Kingdom of Morocco has agreed to fund one wing of the new Secondary School to be constructed at Tomlinson’s.
Prime Minister the Hon Gaston Brown will travel to Marrakech, Morocco, in November 2016, to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
He was invited by the King of Morocco, at that time, it is anticipated that the Prime Minister will sign-off on the Agreement that will enable the funding to occur.