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Another school retrofitted in Belarus under IBRD-funded project

Society 13.01.2020 | 18:09

GRODNO, 13 January (BelTA) – Secondary School No.2 in the city of Shchuchin has reopened after an overhaul, BelTA learned from the main education department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee.

Deputy Chairman of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Viktor Pranyuk
Deputy Chairman of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Viktor Pranyuk

The school was built in 1970 and underwent an overhaul for the first time. The school has over 600 students.

School Principal Vladimir Zhdanko
School Principal Vladimir Zhdanko

“The building was provided with thermal insulation, windows and the utility network were replaced, the catering facility was overhauled and fitted with new equipment. Classrooms, the gym, and the assembly hall were also upgraded,” representatives of the department noted. The overhaul was carried out under the Belarus Education Modernization Project which is funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). Around Br3 million was allocated to overhaul and upgrade the school.

Viktor Pranyuk and Vladimir Zhdanko
Viktor Pranyuk and Vladimir Zhdanko

Plans are in place to re-equip four more classrooms in the school – physics, chemistry, biology, and informatics classrooms.

Russian language and literature teacher Tatyana Soroka
Russian language and literature teacher Tatyana Soroka

Five schools in Shchuchin District, Voronovo District, Volkovysk District, Korelichi District, and Ivye District of Grodno Oblast underwent overhaul in 2019 under the IBRD-funded project. Ten more educational institutions will be upgraded in 2020 with the help of the IBRD loan. Plans are in place to overhaul 50 schools in Grodno Oblast by 2025.

Photos by Leonid Shcheglov

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