Friday 21 September, 2018

Campion students donate 300 uniforms under new recycling programme

A group of Campion College students formed UniCycle Jamaica, a school uniform recycling initiative.

A group of Campion College students formed UniCycle Jamaica, a school uniform recycling initiative.

A group of Campion College students recently disbursed 300 gently-used khaki uniforms as part of a recently formed recycling initiative dubbed UniCycle Jamaica.

“The support was terrific and we are really grateful to all who donated and to all our drop off locations,” explained Campion student and UniCycle Community Outreach Coordinator, Rhys Greenland.

“Next year we hope to expand and add more collection points in and outside of Kingston and even add white uniform shirts and school supplies,” he added.

Programme manager Jordan Nakash said the initiative was an opportunity for parents of high school boys to help bridge a gap in the community.

“There are many inner city high schools where boys have only one set of khakis that has to be washed daily in order to have a clean uniform each day.  We would like to alleviate that problem,” said Nakash.

In July and August parents dropped their gently used khaki uniform donations at Campion College, JYM Training, Tingrinners and Loshusan Supermarket.  The contributions were sorted and crests removed before distribution to other schools.   The receiving schools were identified in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), who have endorsed the project.

Collections will continue during the school year at the Campion College office.  If you are located in a parish other than Kingston, please contact us at unicyclejamaica@gmail.com and collection can be arranged.  

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