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  • The Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ)/Norman Manley International Airport Ltd. (NMIA) has completed a project at the Donald Quarrie High School, in Kingston, in keeping with its commitment to the school which it has adopted.
  • The project involved the construction of a new pedestrian walkway for the students spanning approximately 120 feet from the school to the main entrance, thus enabling the students to avoid using the main entrance.
  • Speaking with JIS News, Acting President of the AAJ and CEO of the NMIA, Audley Deidrick, explained that the relationship between the AAJ/NMIA and the school has been a long and satisfying one.

The Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ)/Norman Manley International Airport Ltd. (NMIA) has completed a project at the Donald Quarrie High School, in Kingston, in keeping with its commitment to the school which it has adopted.

The project involved the construction of a new pedestrian walkway for the students spanning approximately 120 feet from the school to the main entrance, thus enabling the students to avoid using the main entrance, which is used by motorists coming to the school.

Speaking with JIS News, Acting President of the AAJ and CEO of the NMIA, Audley Deidrick, explained that the relationship between the AAJ/NMIA and the school has been a long and satisfying one.

“We have adopted Donald Quarrie as one of the schools we’ve supported over the years…so we saw if fit to undertake this venture for our children” he said.

“The project included casting of the walkway, gardening, electrical and plumbing work,” he noted.

Principal of the Donald Quarrie High School, Mr. Talbert Weir, commended the contribution of the AAJ/NMIA.

“We have always welcomed the generosity of AAJ/NMIA. They have adopted a number of our projects over the years and this project is just another testimony of their continued support to the institution,” he said.

“Many times the students experience near misses by motor vehicles, having to compete with vehicular traffic from the main road onto the school compound, so this project will ensure that they are not exposed in this manner,” the Principal said.

The AAJ/NMIA has also  facilitated and conducted tours at the airport for career planning and personal development; contributed to the school’s post-hurricane clean-up activities; collaborated on infrastructural development projects; employed summer workers and provided annual scholarships and bursaries for students.