Tuesday 20 October, 2020

NRJ Foundation supports Clarendon school in preparation for reopening

Staying Socially Distant: Plant Manager CDL Michael Dunkley is joined by Principal Maxine Smith and some of her teaching faculty.

Staying Socially Distant: Plant Manager CDL Michael Dunkley is joined by Principal Maxine Smith and some of her teaching faculty.

The NRJ Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of National Rums of Jamaica (NRJ) Limited, owners of Clarendon Distillers Limited (CDL) provided much-needed support in the form of 25 gallons of paint and painting supplies to the Noel Smith ECI and Preparatory School, located in one of its main operating areas of Lionel Town, Clarendon.

“The NRJ Foundation has always supported this institution, however, this time around we wanted to make a more impactful and meaningful contribution to the development of the school. We wanted to make the activity of back to school very welcoming for the students, who have been on an extended break as a result of the global pandemic, said Joseph Robinson, Head of Human Resources and Administration at NRJ Foundation.

Maxine Smith, Principal of the Noel Smith and ECI Preparatory School shared that the institution caters to 42 students aged three to 12 years old.

Further, Smith indicated that for students residing in this southern Clarendon community, there is limited access to the internet, tablets or computers.

The Noel Smith ECI & Prep gets support for reopening

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Notwithstanding, methods of delivery will include face-to-face and online instructions for those students with internet access and that social distancing measures will be implemented for students who will physically attend, as there will be a maximum of eight students per class.

“We are happy to receive this well-needed donation of paint. We will use this donation to brighten the interior and exterior walls of the school so that students feel the vibrancy, warm welcome and how excited the staff and myself are to welcome them back to some semblance of normalcy, said Smith.

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