Food For the Poor Delivers 50th Basic School
March 3 saw Food For The Poor (FFP) officially handing over the 50th basic school, fulfilling the commitment made in 2012 on Jamaica's 50th anniversary of Independence - to deliver 50 schools in 50 months.
This took place at the New Testament Early Childhood Development Centre in St Catherine. In his address, Andrew Mahfood, chairman of FFP, said his philanthropic organisation could not have completed its objective of building 50 schools in 50 months without donations received from his local and overseas donors.
"Today, we can say, 'Mission accomplished!' We remain committed to our children and to constructing suitable structures for their upliftment. In this regard, under our ongoing projects portfolio, eight schools are currently at various stages of construction," Mahfood said.