Over 147 students of the Cristo Rey Roman Catholic School in the Corozal District are no longer exposed to the dangers associated with asbestos. The Official inaugartion ceremony was held yesterday. Prior to the project, students were housed in three school buildings with asbestos roofing, which posed a health hazard to both the teachers and students. After consultations and collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health recommended the removal of all asbestos roofs on school buildings countrywide since asbestos has been known to cause lung cancer. The asbestos roofs were removed and the project also included the rehabilitation of two main school buildings equipped with spacious bathrooms, the supply of computers, office furniture and equipment. The project was implemented by the Social Investment Fund at a total cost of $300,000 and financed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) under its Basic Needs Trust Fund 5.

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