Corporate Hands: Books4Kids Ja distributes to 90 schools


November 23, 2015
Contributed Ragni Trotta poses with some of the happy children who received books and school supplies in the Books4Kids Jamaica distribution to 8,592 children at 90 schools from nine parishes in the island.
Contributed Alpacino Irons has befriended Bob Trotta after receiving his bag of books and goodies for school.
Contributed May Lawrence Evans (fourth left), hands over the commitment cheque for refurbishing of Athlone Wing bathrooms
Contributed From left: Orlando Worges, principal of Braeton Primary and Junior High; Marsha-Gaye Warrell, a teacher and Markland 'Action' Edwards, show the $50,000 cheque.

Corporate Hands: Books4Kids Ja distributes to 90 schools

SVL Foundation donates to Sir John Golding centre

Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) has donated $420,000 to the Athlone Wing of the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, to refurbish the bathroom facilities. For quite some time, the centre has been in need of an upgrade to give added support to the staff who care for the children who live on the wing and to make their accommodation more comfortable. Now, with the help of SVF they were able to carry out the upgrade. The wing was built in 1955, to accommodate severely disabled children who survived polio. The Athlone Wing provides a friendly home for children to live and be cared for, while attending schools in surrounding areas.

Braeton Primary and Junior High gets gift

Last Monday, Markland 'Action' Edwards - radio broadcaster, sang, prayed and offered words of encouragement to students and teachers of his alma mater, Braeton Primary and Junior High School, St Catherine. He also donated $50,000 towards the computer lab; the funds were donated through his gospel promotions company, Action Entertainment. Funds were part proceeds from the Credit Unions of Jamaica (CUJ), Gosplash 2015, held in association with the RJR Communications Group on August 1. "Though The CUJ Gosplash 2015 was a great production and is poised to be an annual summer gospel event for Christians and non-Christians, I am honouring my commitment as part proceeds was promised to the school's computer lab," Edwards stated.

Books4Kids Jamaica distributes to 90 schools

Books4Kids Jamaica has completed its 2015 book distribution, during which some 8,592 children from schools across the island received books and school supplies. The charity expanded its effort to promote early childhood literacy and numeracy to nine parishes. Through the programme, four and five year-old children received a bag containing a 300-page Brain Quest workbook, a reading book, crayons and a pencil, while three year-old Kindergarten students received an ABC book, crayons and a pencil. Additionally, Grade one to six students from six primary schools, received Brain Quest workbooks. This year, the charity distributed books and educational materials at an estimated value of US$150,000, putting the charity's investment in Early Childhood Education in Jamaica at over US$1 million.

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