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More than 190 primary and tertiary level students have benefitted from
$1.8 million in back-to-school support from alumina refinery company, Jamalco.
The students, who are from the company’s mining areas in Clarendon and Manchester, were presented with cheques, books and other educational items, at a ceremony held yesterday (Aug. 11) at the Harmons All-Age School in Manchester.
Managing Director of Jamalco, Jerome Maxwell, in his remarks, said that the donation was in keeping with the company’s commitment to develop the human capital in the areas, which it operates.
“We believe in the value of a good education, as without a good education the future is not going to be very bright. The value is not in the amount of money that we are spending; the value is what we bring to the children, and the education that they will get,” he stated.
University of the West Indies (UWI) student, Yesika Russell, who spoke on behalf of the recipients, thanked Jamalco for the support, noting that “it will allow us to shine.”
“You have given us the opportunity to demonstrate to our communities, and the wider society that .scholars can emerge, and we are thankful for it,” said Yesika, who resides in Mocho, Clarendon.

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