Wed | Apr 24, 2019

UWI hall of residence gives to school

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:09 AM
(From left-back)Deputy Hall Chairman-Charles Scott, Block B Butchers Representative-Tajae Clarke, Principal-Mrs. Campbell, Hall External Affairs Chairman -Ackeem Clarke. Resident Advisor-King-Iza Kerr, Publications Chairman-Tyreke Blair, Deputy Hall External Affairs Chairman and Block B EAC-Kristopher Gayle, (front) Cultural and Entertainment Affairs Chairman- Gerald Somers and student.
(From left-back)Deputy Hall Chairman-Charles Scott, Block B Butchers Representative-Tajae Clarke, Principal-Mrs. Campbell, Hall External Affairs Chairman -Ackeem Clarke. Resident Advisor-King-Iza Kerr, Publications Chairman-Tyreke Blair, Deputy Hall External Affairs Chairman and Block B EAC-Kristopher Gayle, (front) Cultural and Entertainment Affairs Chairman- Gerald Somers and student.

The members of the Fraternity of Block B Butchers of Taylor Hall at The University of the West Indies, Mona, and the External Affairs Committee of the same hall of residence visited the Mount Providence Primary and Infant School in North Clarendon to give the institution a facelift.

The group journeyed to the Mount Providence community on February 15 and donated their time by painting the school.

Kristopher Gayle, the external affairs chairman for Block B Butchers, said assisting the school was necessary, as it would further benefit the students who attend the institution on a daily basis.

“This institution was in need of some help in terms of physical uplifting and development. Children are better suited to learn in bright and vibrant environments without any disturbances, and we were doing our part to achieve this,” he said.

As one drives through the Mount Providence district, they have to keep a keen eye out, or they will miss quite a bit of serendipity. Especially if the children are not at play, as there are no visible signs along the road with the Mount Providence Primary and Infant School insignia. The school was once housed by a church and had its last renovation in 2001. As such, the administration of the school was grateful for the help that the young men provided, but the children were especially eager to get their hands on the paint to help.

Gayle said there are plans to further assist the school, and the need for sponsors to make these plans a reality.

“The fraternity, with the permission of the school, intends to reach out to various sponsors for resources such as new computers for the computer lab, a refrigerator, playground, reading garden and a sign,” he stated.

These items will go towards making each day a better experience for each child who passes through Mount Providence Primary and Infant School.