Food for the Poor Completes ‘Jamaica 50 Campaign’ Project

Photo: Marlon Tingling Executive Director, Food for the Poor, David Mair, speaking at the opening of the new Free Hill Basic School in St. Ann on Thursday, November 19. The school was one of 50 early childhood institutions constructed or upgraded under the organization’s ‘Jamaica 50 Campaign’ project.

Story Highlights

  • Mr. Mair points out that the organization’s ‘Jamaica 50 Campaign’ was executed within 32 of the designated 50 months timeline.
  • Mr. Mair said Food for the Poor was “passionate” about creating a legacy of easy access to education for the nation’s children, adding that “it is against this background that our Jamaica 50 Campaign was launched in 2012.”
  • Mr. Mair said the engagement has provided 2,000 spaces, in clean and safe environments, for the children benefitting.

Executive Director of Food for the Poor, David Mair, says the agency has successfully completed its project to construct or upgrade 50 schools island wide, as part of activities marking Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence in 2012.

Mr. Mair points out that the organization’s ‘Jamaica 50 Campaign’ was executed within 32 of the designated 50 months timeline.

He was speaking at the official opening of one of the institutions built under the initiative, the Free Hill Basic School in North West St. Ann on Thursday, November 19.

Mr. Mair said Food for the Poor was “passionate” about creating a legacy of easy access to education for the nation’s children, adding that “it is against this background that our Jamaica 50 Campaign was launched in 2012.”

Mr. Mair said the engagement has provided 2,000 spaces, in clean and safe environments, for the children benefitting.

The Executive Director further advised that Food for the Poor also constructed an additional 13 schools, to bring the number of institutions built or upgraded by the organization since 2012, to 63.

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