Free Town Primary receives well-needed boost
Members from the Jamaica Broilers Group came out in large numbers on Monday - Labour Day - at the Free Town Primary School in Clarendon to give the institution a facelift.
They were supported by about 26 of the school's staff members. Bathrooms which renovated and the entire school repainted. Flowers were also planted.
Danah Cameron, Jamaica Broilers Group's public relations and training officer said it was the first major project the group had taken on in the parish.
"We are interested in nation building, but what's really also important to us is giving back to the communities in our immediate vicinity," she said.
She said the group wanted to show the community that it cares.
"We spend a lot of time in St Catherine because our major operations are based there. Today, we wanted to come out to the community of Free Town, Clarendon and say to them, we have been helping on a small scale but we want to invest in a big way, because you too are a part of us and also a part of our family."
Hi-Pro Feeds was instrumental in providing painting supplies, all the plants for the beautification for the school and the toilets for the refurbishing of the bathrooms.
"The garden is to ensure that the children play in a happy area. Happy children learn a lot more," said Tricia Jackson, operations manager at Hi-Pro.
The school now boasts a brand new 12-tap drinking fountain, thanks to the community-based Amalya Auto Solutions Limited.
Free Town was not the only community enjoying Labour Day activities, as in Longville Park, the community centre received a facelift courtesy of the Police Youth Club. Members of the association also carried out bushing work.
Thanks to members of Youth For Change, the Evans Basic School located in Western Park, saw mosquito breeding sites being cleaned up, buildings painted and other beautification exercise done.