Schools get upgrade from Sagicor Foundation
Three early-childhood institutions have benefited from major upgrades, courtesy of Sagicor Foundation, which invested some $12 million to improve the schools under its Adopt-A-School programme.
The schools which benefited are the Chantilly Gardens Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Savanna-la- mar, Westmoreland; Tobolski Basic School in Brown's Town, St Ann; and the Clifton Basic School in Portmore, St Catherine
In addition to the construction of a new classroom, Tobolski Basic School also received a new play area with safe play equipment, as well as plumbing and cabinetry upgrades in the kitchen, a refurbished sickbay and bathroom improvement.
Chantilly Gardens ECI received new fencing and gate, kitchen upgrades, an enhanced play area and equipment, a new sickbay, as well as new standpipes.
Clifton Basic School also received upgrades to the play area, which was relocated so as to be compliant with ECI standards. Work was also carried out to separate the existing space into two classrooms and to improve the bathroom area.
"At Sagicor, we believe in doing our part to support development in our country, and we do so by giving back to the communities which we serve. This initiative has had such a meaningful and positive impact and improved so many lives since its inception, and this reinforces our commitment to its success each year," Alysia White, executive director at Sagicor Foundation, said.