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  • Twenty three twenty (23) schools will benefit from Phase 1 of this project.
  • This project is being undertaken with the full support of ISSA, and the SDC.
  • The media is invited to join the tour of three of the schools selected to benefit under this project.

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is collaborating with the Ministries of Education, Agriculture and Local Government in implementing a historic project to upgrade and improve sport infrastructure in our high schools.

Twenty three twenty (23) schools will benefit from Phase 1 of this project which will be funded by the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and the EU Sugar Transformation Project over two years.

This project is being undertaken with the full support of the Inter-Secondary Schools Association (ISSA), and the Social Development Commission (SDC). The OPM is convinced that by strengthening the sport infrastructure at our high schools, we will create better opportunities for all our students and communities while continuing to implement our National Sport Policy.

The SDF will provide the engineers who will visit each of the facilities to do designs based on the available physical space of each school. The infrastructure designs will include a combination of a running track, football field, cricket pitch and netball/basketball court as appropriate. The period of assessment and design will be completed by April 2014. Works are expected to commence in May 2014.

The launch will take place on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vere Technical High School in Clarendon.

The media is invited to join the tour of three of the schools selected to benefit under this project. The tour bus will leave Jamaica House at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1st to arrive at the Grange Hill High School by 9:00 a.m. The tour will include stops at the Grange Hill High School and the Lacovia High School as we make our way back to the Vere Technical High School for the launch event.