Monday 28 September, 2020

Rotary Club of Kingston donates personal hygiene items to Step Centre

From left:  Past President of the Rotary Club of Kingston, Francois St. Juste;  President Elect, Ryan Strachan; Director, Donna Hobson; President Alva Wood;  Principal of the STEP Centre, Hillary Sherlock; Club Director, Carolyn Gardner; Vice President, Karsten Johnson; Club member Desmond Creary and Past President Gregory Reid.

From left: Past President of the Rotary Club of Kingston, Francois St. Juste; President Elect, Ryan Strachan; Director, Donna Hobson; President Alva Wood; Principal of the STEP Centre, Hillary Sherlock; Club Director, Carolyn Gardner; Vice President, Karsten Johnson; Club member Desmond Creary and Past President Gregory Reid.

The Rotary Club of Kingston has responded to the needs of the School for the Therapy Education and Parenting (STEP) Centre for children with multiple learning disabilities by providing 10 gallons of highly concentrated disinfectant and six gallons of hand sanitizers to help the institution cope with the COVID-19 prevention protocols. 

The presentations were made at the school, 4 Tremaine Road, Kingston 6 (off Mountain View Avenue) on last Wednesday to the principal, Hillary Sherlock.

The Rotary Club of Kingston has maintained a longstanding relationship with the centre which caters to 30 children, ranging in age from two to 18 years old. 

The club’s only Earlyact Club, comprising the youngest members of Rotary International, was established at the STEP Centre in 2017. 

The Rotary Club of Kingston is the oldest Rotary club in Jamaica, having celebrated 60 years in voluntary service last year.  Among its major projects over the decades are an annual Christmas Treat for seniors in Golden Age Homes throughout Kingston.

It has also been credited for the establishment of the Laws Street Trade Training Centre; Biz Town; Jamaica’s Journey to Freedom project set up in Emancipation Park and Homes for the Homeless project.

Under the leadership of its current President Alva Wood, the Rotary Club of Kingston plans to provide three early childhood institutions with water tanks, as well as to build two homes for the homeless, in addition to an initiative to assist senior citizens with basic needs.

 

 

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