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As part of its 35th anniversary celebrations, Kemps Hill High School, in Clarendon, staged a Benevolence Day at the school, on October 15.
Guidance Counsellor at the school, Mr. Vernon Morrison, told JIS News that the day featured a health and empowerment fair.
“This was done to empower the community and give back to the community,” he explained.
A number of organisations were represented at the event, including the HEART Trust/NTA, the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Clarendon Health Department, Soft Sheen Carson, Colgate Palmolive Company Limited, with its mobile dental unit; National Health Fund, Guys Hill Skills Training Centre and the Lions Club, which offered eye screening.
“The exercise will help us to touch base with the members of the community and organisations within the community. It is to help us to give back to the community, to let them know that we are not separate and apart from the community. We are here, we are a family and we are working and sharing together,” Mr. Morrison said.
Meanwhile, Co-ordinator for the Kemps Hill High School Community Skills Training Programme, Ms. Ena Stewart, told JIS News that as part of their community outreach programme, a community based programme is offered, in collaboration with HEART Trust/NTA, in which training and certification is provided for persons from the Kemps Hill/Race Course community.
She said that currently, there are 41 trainees enrolled in the data operation and cosmetology programmes, the two disciplines being offered in the programme.
Miss Stewart said that the response to the programme has been overwhelming. “So far they have been maximising the opportunity that has been presented to them and we are getting more persons in for the second cycle,” she added.

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