The World Central Kitchen has partnered with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to construct a new state of the art kitchen at the Soufriere Primary School.

The new kitchen costs in excess of one hundred thousand EC dollars and will serve multiple purposes in the community.

Parliamentary Representative for the Soufriere Constituency Hon. Denise Charles stated that the kitchen will be used to facilitate the school feeding program, as well as serve as a training centre for residents who want to learn a new skill.

“We decided we didn’t just want to provide a kitchen for the school. We wanted an opportunity to provide training for single parents or anybody in the constituency who wanted to enhance their cooking skills,” the MP explained.

The Minister noted that she hopes to continue the partnership with the organization to establish a certified training program.

“I am really excited to see the quality of the equipment. I know that the people who will receive training there will receive the best training and we are hoping that we can continue this partnership with World Central Kitchen so we can have a certified training program, and we also intend to work with the Ministry of Education,” she added.

Meantime, Project Manager of Resilient Dominica Project (REZDM) Mr. Simon Walsh noted that the new kitchen can be used in the event of another major disaster.

“The World Central Kitchen looks at this as also a kitchen that is here in the event of another major disaster. This kitchen is going to be very well set up to cook in the event of an emergency, they will be able to feed many people very, very quickly ,a and that’s a serious aspect,” Mr. Walsh added.