Food For The Poor builds school in St Ann
Food For The Poor Jamaica (FFP), in partnership with the Nawrocki family, recently constructed a six-unit structure which will now be the permanent home for the Clapham Community Basic School in St Ann.
Since its inception, the institution has not had a permanent home as the administrators could not afford to construct a building. The new permanent structure comprises three spacious classrooms, an office, sick bay, kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Before FFP's intervention, the basic school was housed in the Clapham Community Centre which saw administrators having to pack up classrooms in order to facilitate community events. The building was infested with rodents, the roof leaked profusely and there was no fence.
The donors, the Nawrocki family, travelled to Jamaica from Colorado in the United States to bring gifts and help to construct the school's permanent home.
"They know how blessed they are and came today to share with this community their gifts to you. A very special thank you to the Nawrocki family for their gifts to the community of Clapham because, without donors, this project would not have happened," said Sandra Caskey, senior field representative, Major Giving at FFP Inc, in her address at the institution's opening ceremony on Wednesday, March 30.