Koror Elementary School’s newly improved gymnasium was turned over to the school yesterday, after a year of renovations and improvement at a cost of $197,632, funded by grant funds from the United States Department of Interior.
The school gymnasium was one of those facilities damaged by Typhoon Surigae in 2021 and the U.S. Department of Interior made available $300,000 to address the typhoon damages. The grant was to help repair and rehabilitate school and health care facilities damaged by the typhoon.
The Koror Elementary School gymnasium used up the largest portion of the grant which went to strengthening the steel columns of the facility, installation of new roofing, sidewalls, canopy, drainage work, electrical work, lighting and painting.
The facility was also extended by 15 feet to meet the standard size of a basketball court.
The facility with its improvements will serve multipurpose activities for the school beside sports. It will serve as place for assembly, physical education and other activities requiring a large venue.
The students and teachers expressed excitement and joy at the opening of their newly improved gymnasium