Entertainers support Spanish Town treat
It takes a village to raise a child. Just ask the We Say Family Organisation from De La Vega City, who hosted a back-to-school treat in the community for children from the capital, Spanish Town.
Several reggae and dancehall artistes such as Popcaan, Desha Ravers, Dre Island, Ishawna, Jafrass, and others came to give support to the treat.
"We invited hundreds of children from communities all over Spanish Town to attend as we got stationery supplies and books from the business community and several other philanthropic organisations to give to the children of Spanish Town," Parnell Edwards, one of the main organisers of the treat, said.
During the treat, hundreds of books, pencils and other back-to-school material were handed out to the kids. Also, four $5,000 book vouchers, redeemable at book stores, were handed out to the male and female winners of two spelling contests, one for preteens and the other for teenagers.
"These vouchers should go a long way towards helping needy children to return to school with confidence to take on the new academic year," he said.