JIS News

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) recently signed a contract valued at $12.5 million for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Morningside Basic School in North East St. Elizabeth.
“The school will soon boast a new two-classroom structure, complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities as well as furniture, appliances and play equipment for the children,” Human Resource Manager at JSIF, Grace Anne Miller, told JIS News.
Mrs. Miller noted that over the past week, JSIF had signed contracts for 10 community projects valued at some $92 million.
“In fact, this year we are celebrating 10 years of achievements and in St. Elizabeth we have so far approved 59 projects valued at over $400 million. The agreement we are signing today represents a continuation of our support for the development of education in this parish,” she said.
Mrs. Miller encouraged the residents of Morningside to do their part to protect the new facility.
“See it as your investment, as our research has shown that when a community invests in a project, no one has to remind them to maintain the facility and I certainly hope that this is the case with this project,” she said.
Some of the equipment to be provided by JSIF include, two desks and chairs for teachers, a principal desk, 40 student chairs, 20 student desks, a headmaster’s cupboard, three metal cabinets and a refrigerator. It is expected that once completed, the project will benefit some 43 students and 2 teachers.

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