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The alumina refinery company, Jamalco, is partnering with the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), to upgrade the literacy and numeracy skills of residents in mining communities in Clarendon and Manchester.
The programme, which was launched at Harmons All-age School in Manchester last week, is being funded by the Alcoa Foundation, at a cost of US$100,000 and is designed to help residents advance themselves through further education and training.
A total of 90 persons in Mount Oliphant, Perrins, and Manningfield in Manchester; and Mocho in Clarendon, are expected to benefit from the initiative, which will be undertaken over a two year-period.
JFLL will execute the programme, while Jamalco will provide monitoring to ensure that it succeeds and reaches the targeted areas.
Manager for Corporate Services and Government Affairs at Jamalco, Leo Lambert, said that at the end of the programme, persons who participate, would be in a better position to advance socially.
“After this programme would have ended, you are going to have men and women, who are going to be more equipped to give added value to community development,” he stated.

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