Ninety-three (93) bright-eyed, eager young boys and girls walked into the spanking new state-of-the-art Nursery School on Lot #2 Church Hill Road, Gall Hill, Christ Church. The school is a generous donation to the education of the next generation of Barbadians by The Maria Holder Memorial Trust.

This school is part of a wider project to build six Nursery Schools across the island in St Michael, Christ Church, St Phillip and St James and provide places for all children requiring Nursery Education in Barbados. The groundbreaking ceremony for Gall Hill Nursery School took place on December 18th, 2014.

Jane Armstrong, Chief Project Manager of The Trust was pleased to see students entering this new school: “We are delighted to see the first students enjoying these facilities that were designed specifically for these little ones to provide an enabling environment to stimulate them and make learning fun.”

This Nursery School at Gall Hill is a collaborative project with the Ministry of Education and is solely funded by The Maria Holder Memorial Trust. The school will have the capacity for 150 children and has been designed to high specifications in order to provide a state-of-the-art and durable environment for Nursery Education.

About The Maria Holder Memorial Trust

The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, registered Charity No. 766 under the Charities Act of Barbados, is a Charity creating longevity and was founded by Christopher Holder and Chesterfield Brewster in memory of Christopher’s Mother, Maria Holder. Maria had made Barbados her home since 1978 until her sudden and untimely death in February 2004. It is the wish of Christopher and Chesterfield to ensure that her vision is fulfilled through this Charity bearing her name.

The Trust works with Government and registered NGO’s and Charities in Barbados and other Caribbean Countries (Antigua, BVI, Grenada and St Vincent) to implement projects that have a direct impact on the lives of vulnerable people. The Trust works in the areas of Education, Health, Poverty Alleviation, Culture and Disaster Relief and its target groups are children, youth, the elderly and those in vulnerable or difficult circumstances. The Trust is always happy to consider innovative projects or new approaches to helping those most in need.

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