An inspirational teenager from the British Virgin Islands has started her own school after hers was closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma.
My name is Jhadazia Lennard and I’m 13 years old. I live on the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands’ third-largest island and one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Irma. Virgin Gorda was completely devastated by Irma in September and the schools here have been severely damaged – some of them have closed, including mine. As a result, the pupils have nothing to do and nobody to teach them, and it looks as though it might stay that way for a long time while the buildings are repaired.