A new dormitory for girls at Montmartre High School [fr]
On 23 July, Montmartre High School opened its girls’ dormitory, which was damaged by cyclone Pam on 13 March 2016.
Inauguration of the girls’ dormitory witnessed by Prime Minister Hon. Charlot Salwai (2nd row, center), Vice President of the Southern province of New Caledonia, Mr. Dominique Mole (3rd from right) and the French Ambassador, Mr. Alain du Boispéan (2nd row, 3rd from right).
On 23 July, Montmartre High School opened its girls’ dormitory, which was damaged by cyclone Pam on 13 March 2016. Following a need assessment regarding rebuilding and rehabilitation of francophone schools, the Assembly of the Southern Province of New Caledonia decided to take part in the rehabilitation of Montmartre High school by allocating a 25 million Francs CFP grant. In addition the Diocesan of catholic education in New Caledonia also contributed to the rehabilitation of the high school with an 11 million Francs CFP donation. UNELCO contributed with an amount of 4 million vatus and Bluescope Lysaght donated iron roofing worth 2.5 million vatus.
The opening ceremony was witnessed by the Honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu Charlot SALWAI TABIMASMAS, the Honorable Jean-Pierre NIRUA, Minister of Education and Training, Mr. Dominique MOLE, 3rd Vice-President of the Southern Province of New Caledonia, Mr. Alain du BOISPEAN, French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Ms. Alexia COURVILLE, representing UNELCO, Mr. BRIAN Sali, Director of Island Construction and Mr. Julien LANGLET, Director of Top Sign. Thanks to the solidarity from all these partners, the female students of Montmartre High School will be able to use their “new dormitory” when they resume their studies in September. This building will also accommodate the new DAEU (Diplôme d’Accès aux Etudes Universitaires) centre when school starts in 2017.