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UK Charity Helps Jamaican Schools

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Pearl Jarrett, head of the United Kingdom-based Jarrett Foundation, interacts with students of the Trinityville Primary School, shortly after representatives from the charity arm and the JNBS Foundation Action Volunteer corps handed out school and personal supplies at the institution located in St Thomas recently.

Pearl Jarrett, a citizen of the United Kingdom (UK) with Jamaican heritage, established the Jarrett Foundation, which includes second- and third-generation Jamaicans.

She recently took educational and personal supplies for students attending under-resourced schools in St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Manchester, and St Ann.

"We have a country director who assists us with organising our trip, and we asked persons in Jamaica to nominate schools which they identified as being in need. We consulted the JNBS Foundation which recommended schools that are a part of its iLead Programme, Jarrett said."

Since its official establishment in 2011, the Jarrett Foundation has been visiting Jamaica annually. With generous support from various UK-based organisations, Jarrett says that the impact has been tremendous over the years. They also get assistance from the JN Foundation's Act!on Volunteers.