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  • The Clarence Brimm Basic School, located in Troy, Southern Trelawny, is to be extensively refurbished at a cost of $36 million.
  • JSIF and community representatives signed the contract to facilitate the works, at a ceremony held on the school grounds on Friday, July 4.
  • The project, to be undertaken over a four-month period, includes construction of a new classroom and sanitation block, with a water harvesting system.

The Clarence Brimm Basic School, located in Troy, Southern Trelawny, is to be extensively refurbished at a cost of $36 million.

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and community representatives signed the contract to facilitate the works, at a ceremony held on the school grounds on Friday, July 4.

The project, to be undertaken over a four-month period, includes construction of a new classroom and sanitation block, with a water harvesting system. The school will also be re-roofed and new partitions and windows installed, and the facility painted.

General Manager, Infrastructure and Civil Works, JSIF, Andrew Neita, said that the works will also entail upgrading of the staff bathrooms, and the play area will be relocated with new equipment installed.

“Of course, the nutritional needs of the children cannot be forgotten, and as a result the project will also include a brand new kitchen complete with stove, fridge, freezer and tables and chairs to accommodate both students and teachers,” he informed.

He said that JSIF family is “extremely happy” to undertake the improvement works, which will put the school in a position to be compliant with the Early Childhood Commission standards.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the school board, Clayton Collins who is also Principal of Troy Primary School, welcomed the project, noting that it will provide that solid foundation children need at the early childhood level.

The Clarence Brimm Basic School has been in existence for approximately 30 years. It serves adjoining communities such as Swaby Town, New Hope, Riverside, Bottom Chudleigh, Tyre, Warsop and Spring Garden.