JIS News

The Barracks Road Primary School in St. James will be the first institution to benefit from the inaugural Caribbean Classic Golf Invitational Tournament, which was held on Friday (June 24), at the Ritz Carlton’s White Witch Golf course in Rose Hall.
The event, which was organized by the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) in association with Universal Health, is expected to raise millions of dollars overtime, to establish and refurbish computer laboratories in all primary schools island wide.
Minister of Education, Youth and Culture, Maxine Henry-Wilson, in her remarks at the launch held at the school on June 24, noted that the provision of computer laboratories would enhance the government’s e-Learning project.
This project, she said, “will be used as a vehicle to present multiple ways of learning, as we recognize that not all of our children learn by sitting in a classroom with somebody speaking to them”.
“I would like to thank all of the persons who have been responsible for organizing this novel charity event . I trust you will have a beautiful day as you all seek to strike a blow on behalf of our children and on behalf of primary education in Jamaica,” she said.
Principal of the Barracks Road Primary, Alanzo James, expressed thanks to the representatives of NAJASO for making such an invaluable investment in the children’s education.
Among the celebrities who participated in the event were: actors Steve Harvey, Jeffery Anderson-Gunther, Richard Roundtree and Chris Spencer and former West Indies cricketers Jeffery Dujon, Maurice Foster, Gordon Greenridge and Desmond Haynes.
NAJASO is a non-profit organization consisting mainly of Jamaicans living abroad.