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Lannaman’s Prep Pleads for Help

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The burnt out shell of the kindergarten facility at Lannaman's Preparatory School in St Andrew, before it was torn down recently.

Three months after fire destroyed the nursery and kindergarten facility at Lannaman's Prep School, the principal, Trudy Hardy, is making an appeal for assistance in the rebuilding efforts.

Speaking with The Gleaner, Hardy disclosed that the building has been demolished, an exercise which depleted the funds raised from alumni in the diaspora.

"We had to demolish the structure because it was no good. We were able to demolish with funds from a PayPal account we had set up, so mostly persons from the United States donated to that," she said.

She went on to highlight plans for the way

forward.

"We are seeking funds, doing fundraising activities and seeking help through a JN account that we have set up," she added.

She also said the school was in the process of doing cost estimates based on an architectural design done free of cost by one parent.

 

Limited space

 

Hardy disclosed that housing the children from the kindergarten with those at the upper school is placing a severe resource constraint on the limited space in which she has to now operate.

She also explained that the school is in the process of replacing books and materials that were destroyed in the fire. This process, she said, has been greatly expedited by other schools that have been donating items and lending support.

Regarding the fundraising efforts, she highlighted that there was not much in the account and she is calling on corporate Jamaica for assistance.

"We are just asking them to come on board and assist in any way they can, whether cash or kind, building materials... you name it, we will need it," she said.

Donations can be made to JN account 2094189100.

andre.poyser@gleanerjm.com