Through our New Fortress Energy Foundation, we’re proud to have funded these updates to the more than 60-year-old Mitchell Town Primary School, which is just 16 kilometers from our new gas-fired combined heat and power plant.
The 2,500 residents of the rural community of Mitchell Town face high unemployment; most of the residents who are employed work either in the local bauxite industry or on farms. Since the 1940s, the town’s only primary school had become dilapidated and outdated – but now its current 200 students, and generations to come, have the opportunity to secure a brighter future for themselves and their families.
The broad-ranging Mitchell Town Primary School renovation project included:
- resurfacing classroom floors;
- replacing cracked walls and missing windows;
- installing new bathrooms;
- replacing the existing wooden tuck shop with a concrete food facility; and
- installing new surfaces for the assembly area and playground, new perimeter fencing and gate, and improving landscaping throughout the complex.