Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) announced the re-opening of Morne Prosper Pre and Primary Schools in Dominica's Morne Prosper Village, the second school to benefit from the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief campaign of the company.
Together with All Hands and Hearts, NCLH raised more than US$2.5 million dollars "to deliver early relief response and rebuild safe, resilient schools in the Caribbean communities impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria."
Morne Prosper Village suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Maria. Two classrooms of the primary school that were completely destroyed were rebuilt while a new kitchen and water, sanitation and hygiene facilities were also constructed. The entire pre-school was rebuilt with the addition of a brand new playground.
On January 10, officials from NCLH and All Hands and Hearts together with local representatives attended the grand opening of the pre-Kindergarten through 6th-grade school, that already opened its doors to students and teachers.
Image: Port of Key West (Florida)
The Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program was launched in September 2017, when NCLH partnered with relief organization All Hands and Hearts in order to provide immediate relief in Key West and rebuild schools and critical infrastructure in the affected Caribbean islands.