Minister of National Security Stuart Young acknowledged China Railway Construction (Caribbean) Ltd for their work in repairing a SERVOL youth entre in Cascade. Young also addressed students of the region, aiming to provide them with some encouragement.

Young spoke at the official handover ceremony of the centre on July 20.

MP Young completes the handover – VP Feng Laigang, Min. Stuart Young, PRC Embassy’s Zhang Lei and JLC Chairman Dwayne Henderson. Photo from the press release

The Chinese company, China Railway Construction undertook the upgrade of Cascade’s Junior Life Centre (JLC) building. The building is over 50-years-old and was apparently in need of repairs including roof and floor works. The firm also painted the building and installed a stand-alone counselling and meeting room.

China Railway attaches much importance to maximizing local content in the way it does business. This is the first phase of our collaboration with SERVOL Cascade Junior Life Centre. We intend to collaborate over the long term…”

Said Feng Laigang, vice president of China Railway.

JLCs are the result of SERVOL’s Junior Life Programme, established in 1994. The objectives are to help youth build self-esteem and improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

The programme was born out of the need to fill an educational gap between the primary and secondary school system for students who scored below 30% in the Common Entrance Examination (now known as the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) Examination). 

says SEVEROL’s website

The JLC in Cascade has been in existence for over 25 years yet the building is over 50 years old and thus, in much need of the repairs mentioned above.

Chairman of the Cascade JLC Dwayne Henderson wholeheartedly welcomed China Railway for all the repairs they managed to provide.