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JPS Foundation to invest $2 million to bring power to York Town Basic

Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-09-23 00:00:00

The JPS Foundation will be investing approximately J$2 Million to provide York Town Basic School, in Clarendon, with electricity, as part of the Foundation’s  model school initiative. 

York Town Basic is one of three schools selected by the recently formed JPS Foundation, for the attainment of model school status. The Foundation aims to implement several initiatives in these schools over a three-year period to help them meet the basic standards set by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC).

The Foundation’s immediate focus for York Town Basic, is the provision of electricity for the school, which has been operating without power for decades. Speaking during a visit to the school last Thursday, September 19, JPS President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin, indicated that the cost of getting power to the school and implementing other projects to help the institution meet the ECC standards, would be borne by JPS and its employees.

In handing over a personal contribution of $100,000 to the school, Ms Tomblin said that the JPS Foundation projects would be based on partnership. “The model school project will be a collaboration between the entity JPS, our employees, and the community. Employee giving is an important part of our Foundation. JPS employees will be contributing their money, their time and their talents, as we invest in Jamaica’s future,” she said.

Chairman of the JPS Foundation, Sir Kenneth Hall, urged the parents who were present to take ownership for the school and play their part in making it into a model institution of which the entire community can be proud.

Posted By :Audrey Williams

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