A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) identified as ‘Remigrant United’ has commenced construction of a house for 15-year-old Shashamani Williams who was brutally stabbed by a classmate on January 23 outside of the Linden Foundation Secondary School.
The NGO is hoping that Williams and her family move into the house within the next two weeks, a press release from the Education Ministry noted Saturday.
The Ministry quoted a member of the NGO, Paul Nurse, who noted that after learning of the girl’s plight and the family’s living arrangement, the organisation sought assistance from persons in the community and elsewhere to construct the new house.
Nurse said that the NGO received donations of sand, cement and other building materials.
After spending weeks in the hospital, the teenager was finally discharged and is recovering at a guest house in Linden with her family until the construction is completed.
The Education Ministry said that the NGO is standing the cost of this expense.
During a visit to the site of the construction, Education Minister Nicolette Henry donated two beds and mattresses to the family.
According to the Education Ministry, the teenager said she “feels great and is looking Conforward to returning to school and that during her stay in the hospital she realized that her ambition is to become a nurse and she will be working towards accomplishing that.”
Williams was stabbed to her lower back during a fight with another student; she sustained severe injuries to her diaphragm, muscles and tendons, her left lung, spleen and her stomach.