The local chapter of the Rotary Club on Friday morning handed over science equipment to the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS).
Deputy Governor of the local chapter Dr Braimah Kassim said supporting education is one of the six areas of focus of Rotary International and once they learned of the need they started the ball rolling to assist.
Dr Kassim said after confirming what the school needed, they applied for a grant from the Rotary District 7030 and were eventually successful.
The first part of the donation was given last year, and on Friday, the school received a projector, an upper arm blood pressure monitor, timers, and microscope slides among other items.
Hon. Minister of Education Delmaude Ryan received the donation and before turning them over to the principal, she encouraged the students to take good care of the gift and use them to improve their science knowledge. She also encouraged girls to consider a future career in the sciences as it was an area which needed more females.
Rotary Clubs, through The Rotary Foundation, can support education through scholarships, donations, and service projects.
The total cost of the project is US$7500.