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A 400-gallon water tank was recently handed over to the Dunrobin Basic School by the Manchester Chapter of the Jamaica Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals (JASAP).
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, President of the Manchester chapter, Anne-marie Gayle noted that the donation to the school was made possible through a special contribution by Brumalia Hardware of Mandeville.
“Since the start of this year, we have carried out a number of activities, such as visiting the inmates of the Manchester Infirmary in August, where we treated them to supper, and in September we went to the women’s centre where we made a presentation,” she said.
Miss Gayle also noted that the Mandeville Public Hospital had also benefited from a visit by members of the Manchester chapter.
“We presented the children on the ward with gifts consisting of toys, colouring books and crayons on December 9. We intend, in the new year, to visit Curphy Home in South Manchester and the Hanbury Home and Windsor Lodge for children, which is managed by the Salvation Army,” she said.
Miss Gayle encouraged secretaries who worked in the parish to become enrolled with the local chapter of JASAP.
“Currently, we have some 39 members on roll in the association, which was formed in 1978. We are all about helping our enrolled members to upgrade themselves through education, and we are also committed to the elevation of the standards that pertain to the profession,” she said.