This particular project involved making some much needed improvements to the T.N. Kirnon School in Antigua. The school, although qualifying for the government’s school meal program because of the high number of low income students attending, was unable to take advantage of the program because they didn’t have the facilities to serve the kids these meals. The absence of an adequate serving kitchen and gazebo facility made the school exempt from providing hot, nutritious meals to its 337 students, 30 faculty members and three janitorial staff.
In view of this situation, Honorable Minister Dr. Cort turned to the Calvin Ayre Foundation in search of a possible solution. By September 2007, the school canteen had a working kitchen and eating area worth 100,000 USD, donated by the Calvin Ayre Foundation.
While there surveying the site with the Honorable Dr. Cort, we saw one of the school children run out from the schoolyard into traffic to retrieve a ball. It was immediately agreed upon that a fence had to be built around the schoolyard. This fence, along with the service kitchen and gazebo, were all built and being utilized within a few months.
On March 10, 2008, a function was held to honor and thank the Calvin Ayre Foundation, Honorable Minister Dr. Cort and another foundation which has helped the community.