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Convention centre adopts high school

Published:Thursday | July 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Acting principal of the Spot Valley High School in St James, Angella Williams (left), checks out the boxes of books and pens donated by the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) during their conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently. Sharing in the occasion are (from second left) student Ganae Gardener and Dittie Guise, general manager of the centre, while Steven Shalita, head of the CIF, hands over the goodies. - Photo by Janet Silvera

The SMG/Montego Bay Convention Centre has adopted Spot Valley High School in an effort to provide educational opportunities for less privileged children and uplift the standard of education in Montego Bay.

Dittie Guise, general manager of the convention centre, said the company's vision and commitment to providing quality education is premised on the need to build a better future for the young generation of Jamaicans, through quality education.

The 11-year-old school has more than 1,200 students on roll. There are cosmetology, science and computer labs, a kitchen area, a canteen and snack shop, a basketball court, playfield and well-kept grounds at the school, which also produces honey that is sold to offset administrative costs.

The convention centre's sponsorship assistance includes the following:

  • Tutoring/assisting in the classroom under the guidance of the classroom teacher
  • Assisting with clerical duties in the office
  • Mentoring students
  • Helping to organise school events
  • Mentoring students by having them do internship at the Montego Bay Convention Centre
  • Offering specialised training in technical and vocational areas.