Tuesday 20 October, 2020

United States Embassy supports back-to-school initiative

Sharing in the occasion were United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia (2nd L), Minister of Education, Fayval Williams (centre), Deputy Chief, Security Cooperation Office, U.S. Embassy (2nd R)  Andre Aggravador,  Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Senior Vice President-Customer Service, Ramsay McDonald (R) and JPS Manager Community Renewal & Customer Solution, Marilyn McDonald Watson (L).

Sharing in the occasion were United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia (2nd L), Minister of Education, Fayval Williams (centre), Deputy Chief, Security Cooperation Office, U.S. Embassy (2nd R) Andre Aggravador, Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Senior Vice President-Customer Service, Ramsay McDonald (R) and JPS Manager Community Renewal & Customer Solution, Marilyn McDonald Watson (L).

The Embassy of the United States of America in coordination with Jamaica’s Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited has donated 250 backpacks and associated school supplies valued at over $900,000, for students residing in the Standpipe, St Andrew. 

This is in conjunction with ongoing scholastic support and other initiatives by the US Embassy and the Department of Defense, US Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Programme, to support the educational needs of the youth of Jamaica. 

The much needed back-to-school items will also help to alleviate the financial burden placed on families due to challenges posed by COVID-19.
 

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