Kitson Town All-Age School in St. Catherine has received a facelift spearheaded by past students and teachers at the institution.
From as early as 6:00 a.m. on August 7, persons gathered on the school grounds and volunteered their efforts.
They cleaned and painted the school, and hosted a gospel concert in the evening.
Principal of the school, Nerica Powell-Hay, said the work done will enable students to be more comfortable when they return to school in September.
“We are grateful and hope that this is the beginning of other good things to come,” she told JIS News.
Representative of the past students in London, England, Desmond Taylor, said at first the group thought of having a reunion, but when the Principal outlined the needs of the school, they decided to pool resources, along with a 30 per cent discount from Berger Paints, for the facelift.
“This school is our community, and without the community, the school will fail. With the more impact from the community working along with the administration of the school, good things can be done,” Mr. Taylor said.
He commended the volunteers for their willingness to participate in the community venture.
Meanwhile, teacher at the school, Pearline Gordon, told the gathering that she was overjoyed by the spirit of volunteerism displayed, and that something good was dawning in the school community.
“It is happening because persons see the need and have the desire to see a new day dawning at Kitson Town for the generation today, and the ones to come,” she told her audience.