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The Dunrobin community is to benefit from the construction of a new basic school and community centre, through the collaborative efforts of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the Rotary Club of Kingston.
The $19.4 million Dunrobin Educational and Community Centre project was launched yesterday (March 9) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
Managing Director of JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, in her address at the function, said that the project was “reflective of our thrust to not only assist the underserved by empowering them, but to do so in partnership with service clubs like the Rotary and the wider private sector”.
She noted that since JSIF was established in 1996 under the government’s National Poverty Alleviation Programme, it has approved 858 projects, reflecting an investment of $4.63 billion. Over the years, the Fund has partnered with the Rotary Clubs on several projects including the construction and equipping of the Riverton Meadows skills training facility; the rehabilitation of the Jamaica Society for the Blind workshop; and the construction of the Tavares Garden day care and study centre.
“Today, we are partnering with the Rotary Club of Kingston in the construction of a new building to house the Dunrobin Basic School, which will provide a more comfortable environment for the teachers and students there,” Mrs. Gillings remarked.
The Rotary Club of Kingston and the Half-Way-Tree Community Development Committee Benevolent Society are the main sponsors of the Dunrobin Educational and Community Centre project, which entails the construction of a new, spacious basic school and community centre at 37

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