Several leading educators have been touting the need for more schools to incorporate technology in the delivery of lessons.
However, many of these technological learning aids require the use of electricity, an energy source that some schools, such as the York Town Basic School in Clarendon, have been doing without for years.
Principal of the York Town Basic School, Paulette Dixon-Reece, said since the school was founded in 1940, it has been without power.
Established by the York Town Brethren Church, the school was relocated to its current location in 1990, and partially equipped with the requisite wiring, but has never been connected to the grid.
"We are not able to get computers here, and sometimes we want to use audiovisual aids - like DVDs and so on - to make the lessons more interesting, and we can't do it because there's no electricity," Dixon-Reece lamented.
She added that the food used to prepare lunches for the 56 children and five staff members has to be stored at different locations in the community and then transported to the school for preparation each day.
Dixon-Reece said the school is located in a depressed area and their fundraising efforts towards erecting the necessary posts and finishing the wiring have not borne much fruit.
It is for this reason the recently established Jamaica Public Service Foundation said it has stepped in to offer some assistance.
The foundation says it will be investing approximately $2 million to provide the institution with electricity, as part of its model-school initiative.
The York Town Basic School is one of three schools selected as part of the programme to help them meet the Early Childhood Commission's basic standards.