Ogier supports Joyce Samuel Primary School re-opening

Ogier has paid over US$ 20,000 towards repairs to the Joyce Samuel Primary School, which re-opened to pupils on Monday 6 November.

The primary focus of Ogier's work was on the school's roof which sustained substantial damage during Hurricane Irma.

Ogier and Joyce Samuel have been community partners for over seven years since they joined forces under the Adopt-A-School programme in 2010 – the firm has donated laptops, audio visual equipment and classroom materials to the school.

Ogier's Practice Manager, Decoy Mactavious, said: "We were able to quickly assess the damage after Hurricane Irma, with Principal Crabbe, and then retain Diamond Construction in short order to undertake the roof and other repairs to help the school re-open on time. The amount of work that the Principal, the teachers and various volunteers have undertaken is very impressive. Work over the weekend continued on the gardens and we will be continuing with various related projects in the coming weeks." 

Principal Mrs Orlandette Crabbe added: "Having Ogier take on a key part of the recovery work during this period was a very welcome relief. We've become strong partners and collaborators over the years and our team work is always good to see in action. We have had many volunteers assist us and we are very grateful for all the support and hard work."

The head of Ogier's BVI office, partner Ray Wearmouth, confirmed that the funds had been raised by Ogier's own staff and partners around the world.

He said: "Our team around the world has been receiving news and photos about JSPS for several years now – and of course, many of our teams based around the world have spent time in our BVI office. Annual graduations, JSPS pupils formally opening our BVI office in 2012, for example, and many other instances of a genuine partnership meant that all of our offices globally played a big part in raising the funds.

"Our teams in offices in Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey and Luxembourg held cake sales and the like, so this is a very heartening contribution to both Joyce Samuel Primary School and the BVI, which our BVI office is very proud to pass on."