Tuesday 15 October, 2019

New Kingston Kiwanis golf tourney to benefit Rollington Town Primary

The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston hosted its annual golf tournament at the Constant Spring Golf Club on Sunday, with the funds raised expected to help with outfitting a mathematics clinic at the Rollington Town Primary School.

The inclement weather that included persistent rainfall that has been affecting the island for months, had caused the event to be postponed from the original date of November 11, but over 30 participants took to the course on Sunday, to give their support.

According to president of the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston, Sandra Davis, the weather impacted the turnout, as the group anticipated 70 players helping to raise the targeted $1.4 million, which she expects will fall short.

Davis, however, hopes that with the aid of corporate Jamaica, the club will still be able to help an institution she is very familiar with.

She said, “Rollington Town Primary is my alma mater, I reached out to them because I wanted to be able to give back and being the president this year, I had a choice to choose where I like. We could have gone anywhere, but I heard that there was a need at the Rollington Town Primary School.”

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“They had this building that had already been established so it needed to be equipped for the purpose to be able to set up mathematics clinic, so we are now raising this fund to help them to put in some teaching aid material.”

She continued: “To help not just the students to improve their literacy, but also to help the teachers in how they teach mathematics in helping the students from get away from the fear of maths is hard I can’t do it."

The president appealed to other corporate entities to join in making the project possible.

Last year, the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston helped in bringing awareness about sickle cell, with the $1m raised from the golf tournament.

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