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Over 800 students of the four-year-old Foga Road High School, Denbigh, Clarendon began the new school year on a positive note Monday (September. 6), with the official opening of four new classrooms and a computer laboratory.
The new classrooms were constructed with assistance from the Clarendon-based Epic Hardware, as well as 17 Bravo Volunteers from bauxite/alumina company, Jamalco, to house new Grade 7 students.
At the morning assembly on Monday, Principal of the school, Kerinth Campbell, praised the supporting teams for their efforts to make the new class rooms, noting that the bauxite company has made significant contributions to the school since its inception in 2007.
“From then, until now, Jamalco has never let us down: Talk about dedication! This is volunteerism at its highest,” she exulted.
Epic Hardware and Jamalco received plaques recognising their contributions to the school. Epic’s Managing Director, Bert Rhoden, urged the students to make him, their parents and their teachers proud by excelling in their studies and their behaviour.
Jamalco’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager, George Morgan, referred to the Alcoa slogan, “to be the best company in the world, we must first be the best company in our neighborhood.”
He thanked the school for allowing the volunteers to assist, and urged the students to follow the example of volunteerism and serve their community, while they are still young. He also told his colleagues how proud he and the company were of their efforts.
Ministry of Education Education Officer, Hugh Munroe, congratulated the school, the principal and staff for their energy and achievements.
The classrooms comprise finished and painted ply board partitions, with doors in available space inside the large factory-type building housing the school. They were constructed during August by the volunteers, and will be replaced by block and steel classrooms which are to be constructed by the Ministry of Education.

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