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Haile Selassie High School gets big help

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Bob Marley Foundation has partnered with the Haile Selassie High School to launch an online campaign seeking approximately US$24,000 to renovate the school's music room and provide additional musical equipment for the institution.

Mitzie Williams, communications manager at the Bob Marley Foundation, said that the partnership was in line with the vision of the late music icon, based on his belief that, by using "the arts and music," young people will be empowered.

"We are so happy to be assisting Haile Selassie High School to refurbish their music room. The vision for us is to create a space which is conducive to creativity and positive expression," she said.

Jacqueline Bryan, guidance counsellor of the high school, said the educators and students welcome the collaboration, as the current music room was in dire need of being refurbished.

"We are in need of music equipment and dance equipment.This is where we showcase the talent of our students and therefore, we are working with the Bob Marley Foundation to influence them to become great citizens," Bryan said.

The online campaign for the refurbishing project is powered by ISupportJamaica, a crowd-funding platform, which is a simple, creative and secure avenue for Jamaicans residing locally and overseas, as well as, friends of Jamaica, to provide financial support to micro-enterprises, and not-for-profit entities, such as the Bob Marley Foundation.

ISupport Jamaica is an initiative of The Jamaica National Group. Debbie-Ann Williams, partnership and loyalty manager, JN group marketing, advised that the ISupport platform is safe and secure.

"Persons can donate to the campaign by visiting the ISupport Jamaica platform at www.isupportjamaica.com and clicking on the Haile Selassie High School project, and click the 'Fund Project' button," she explained.