Laconic Foundation fetes Hebron Basic School students

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Students of Hebron Basic School in Clarendon were last week feted by the Laconic Foundation — the charity arm of Laconic Cultural Work and Travel.

The school, located in Portland Cottage, Clarendon, is the alma mater of the organisation's Founder Laika Blake — a 24-year-old entrepreneur who saw it fit to give back to his community.

Blake led his team to his hometown on Wednesday, bringing Christmas cheer to the students, staff and community members.

“I chose to assist basic schools because this is where learning begins, and if we can make a difference from the root, then it will continue throughout,” Blake told the Jamaica Observer.

“We went there to spend the day with them. It was more than just going to give gifts, we actually went to rap with them,” he noted.

Established in 2014, the company provides tertiary students an opportunity to travel overseas for four months to explore culture while earning an income. It is based at The University of the West Indies and also sources jobs and living quarters for customers.

This being its first charity endeavour, the Laconic Foundation has hopes of treating other students at the early childhood level.

“The Laconic Foundation believes that Christmas is the time of giving. We love when the spirit of Christmas is fulfilled, and giving back is the best way,” administrator Candace Prince stated. “We will continue to fulfil our dreams as we visit basic schools islandwide.”

The students also received Christmas gifts to include books, pencils, toys, dolls, planes and trucks. Teachers also received gifts from the foundation.




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