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Rotary Club of Kingston to 'reforest' schools

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

GREGORY MAIR, state minister in the Ministry of Education, last Friday launched a $2.5-million project to erect the Rotary Four-Way Test Signs and plant a new species of breadfruit trees in 50 basic, primary and high schools in Kingston.

The project, dubbed 'Transformation Through Signage', will end in March.

It is the major project of the Rotary Club of Kingston, which was launched at the Kingston High School.

The objective is to inculcate in children at an early age, positive values and attitudes such as honesty and fairness in their everyday activities.

"We feel that seeing and reading the message every day and with the reinforcement of the message from their teachers, we can effect a change in behaviour," Effiom Whyte, president of the Rotary Club of Kingston, said.

The project is being funded by the Rotary Club of Naples North, Florida, The Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and the Rotary Foundation.