The Government of Saint Lucia on Friday has made an announcement that the University of Vermont is again building up a partnership with the Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, to undertake several community projects in Saint Lucia.
The research university, which is basically based in Burlington, Vermont has also aided the island in several initiatives since 2004. The following initiatives include the installation of a Hydro Power Unit as well as the launching of a Mangrove Eco-System project.
Notably, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, a contingent of 19 students along with two professors have arrived on the island and will continue to engage in several activities related to development, including a school kitchen garden at the Gros-Islet Primary School and a survey to check the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the households of Saint Lucia in several communities.
Moreover, the survey is basically intending to collect data from over 400 households in the communities of Gros-Islet, Castries, Soufriere and Vieux Fort as well as will start on January 9 to 12, 2023.
At the same time, the government of Saint Lucia has added that, “It will be in the form of face-to-face interviews and the completion of a short questionnaire.
The valuable data which will be gathered during this survey will help in improving the policies and decisions which are basically aiming at addressing the requirements of the households.