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Sagicor Foundation adopts three rural basic schools

Monday, October 23, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three rural basic schools have been “adopted” under the Sagicor Foundation Adopt A School Programme for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

The schools — AME Basic School in Clarendon, D'Frank Early Childhood Institution in Manchester and Haughton Grove Early Childhood Institution in Hanover — were announced by Sagicor Foundation Chairman, R Danny Williams, at a launch event of the programme on Friday held at the Jamaica Pegasus.

The Adopt-A-School initiative has had a long history from the days of the then Life of Jamaica to its current form with the Sagicor Foundation.

Since the programme's inception, Sagicor has positively impacted thousands of children's lives at numerous schools throughout Jamaica, the Foundation said in a release.

This year, the programme funding allocation has increased by some 300 per cent, to provide an even greater impact at the schools. The primary focus of the project includes physical infrastructural repairs and upgrades as well as providing some critical essentials to ensure the proper operation and sustainability of the schools.

In his address at the event, Williams expounded on some of the projects for the respective schools, which included expansion of classrooms, fencing, termite treatment, upgrade to play area, refurbishing of bathrooms and kitchens, building of a sick bay, donation of water tank, white boards and first aid kit.

Several schools were nominated for the programme by Sagicor team members from across the various business lines and branches throughout Jamaica. For the selection process, each school was visited and assessed based on needs, which saw the three schools being successful.

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