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Spanish Town High students grateful

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Spanish Town High School students perform during a presentation ceremony at the institution on Tuesday. photo by Rudolph Brown


HUNDREDS OF needy students at Spanish Town High School have benefited from the kind deed of Matthew 25: Ministries and Food For the Poor, which donated school supplies to the institution.

The items, which were handed over to the institution on Tuesday in a brief ceremony, included notebooks, pencils, pens and other supplies.

Leopold Porter, one of the vice-principals, said the donation will go a far way in assisting the needy students.

"We have quite a number of needy students who will benefit. The communities in an around Spanish Town are at the lower end of the economic scale and so from time to time there are students who need materials for learning, but just can't afford it,' said Porter.

He added: "We have over 500 students on the PATH (Programme of Advancement through Health and Education) programme and they are the first set who would be in consideration to benefit from the donations made today," he said.

Director of Goods in Kind at Food for the Poor International, Mark Khouri, said the groups have committed to help improve the education system in Jamaica.

"We shipped a 40-foot container of school supplies because we believe education is important, and so we partner together to help the education system in Jamaica because we know that the education system is tantamount to the future of Jamaica, so we want to invest in the young children," he said.