Thursday 9 July, 2020

RightFromStart uplifts Hodgesland Basic School for Labour Day

Member of Parliament for South West St Elizabeth Floyd Green joins community members to paint a section of the Hodgesland Basic School in the parish on Labour Day.

Member of Parliament for South West St Elizabeth Floyd Green joins community members to paint a section of the Hodgesland Basic School in the parish on Labour Day.

In keeping with the spirit of Labour Day 2018, the RightFromStart Foundation provided support of over a million dollars to schools in South Western Jamaica.

The main project for the foundation was a much needed uplift to the Hodgesland Basic School close to Black River.

This included the completion of new bathrooms and painting of the school’s walls. The school has been without a proper bathroom and kitchen for several years.  

The aim of this project is ensure that Hodgesland meets the certification requirements of the Early Childhood Commission within the next two years.

“It is important that our children have the right learning environment. As the future of our country it is important that we ensure that our institutions are providing a solid foundation for each child. Having the right foundation means they will be ready to perform at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. At the Right from Start foundation we are committed to the mantra that No child should be left behind” said Executive Director Marcine Witter.

The projects were supported by NCB Black River, Stewarts Auto, Stephen Edwards, El Centro Café ,  Mayor of Black River Derrick Sangster , Equality Jamaica as well as members of the community who provided labour.

The RightFromStart Foundation was founded as a Non-Profit Organization and aims to support the development of the 44 Early Childhood Institutions in South Western St Elizabeth as they seek to attain the twelve Early Childhood standards for certification. The RightfromStart development plan centres on a holistic approach to development by collaborating with members of communities, partnerships with corporate Jamaica and members of the Diaspora to access and respond to the needs of the early childhood institutions. 

The Right from Start foundation also provided support to schools across South West St Elizabeth.

  • Middle Quarters Primary – Ramp
  • Merry Wood Early Childhood – Blue and Yellow paint
  • Lancewood Early Childhood- new roof
  • Pedro Plains- Electrical Supplies for installation of fans.
  • Flagaman Early Childhood – Toilet and paint

See more photos in the gallery below. 

Hodgesland Basic School Labour Day project

 

 

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