PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Jorien Wuite invites all teachers, administrative and management staff desirous of exploring the possibility of owning their own home to an information session organized in collaboration with the General Pension Fund (APS) on Thursday, March 1st from 3-4: 30 pm at the Belair Community Center. APS will make a presentation on their latest housing development project aimed specifically for civil servants.
The session, organized by the Minister’s cabinet, is a follow-up to a recent meeting held between the Minister, President of the Windward Island Teachers Union President Claire Elshot-Aventurin and representatives of APS in which the need for affordable housing solutions was discussed. Also discussed was the possibility of supplemental pensions options for teachers that may need to boost their contributions.
“As I continue to meet with school boards and teachers one of the recurring grievances I hear is the high cost of rent. Teachers, management and administrators have the profound responsibility of training and guiding our children; our nation’s next generation.” Minister Wuite expressed. “Their psycho-social well-being is of utmost importance; this initiative attempts to address this need. I, therefore, urge all teachers desirous of owning their own homes to come to the information session to explore this opportunity.”