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Message from PACE Canada President

Diana Burke, President

Published: July 2024
Dear Members, Supporters, Partners and Friends,

PACE Canada has been advised by the Minister of Education and Youth, Hon. Fayval Williams, that preliminary estimates indicate Jamaica’s education sector has suffered close to JA $800 million in damage due to the passage of Hurricane Beryl.

Along with the Government, we are committed to addressing these challenges and helping to ensuring that educational facilities are safe and functional.

The Early Childhood Commission has confirmed that the following PACE sponsored schools have been damaged:

KingstonSt. Simon’s Basic School12 PENN STREET, KINGSTON 12Audrey Forrester-Saddler
St ThomasJohnson Mountain BasicJOHNSON MOUNTAIN P.ABrendalee Graham
PortlandRural Hill Primary & InfantRURAL HIL, LONG BAY P.O.Marlene Duffus-Wilson
PortlandSeaside BasicHAPPY GROVE, HECTORS RIVERVanessa Brown- Anderson
St. MaryTimothy Burke BasicLUCKY HILL P.ODean McFarlane
St. AnnFern Grove Basic SchoolFern Grove, Ocho Rios, St. AnnMauline Morrison-Bryan
St. AnnLillyfield Basic SchoolLilyfield, Bamboo P.O. St: AnnViviinie Campbell
St. AnnSmart Minds ECIMain Street, Discovery Bay, St: AnnClaudette Small
St. AnnWatt Town Basic SchoolWatt Town District, Watt Town PO St AnnDelma Hylton-Campbell
St. JamesFull Gospel BasicSalt Spring Rd., St. JamesIngrid Hamil-Campbell
St. JamesCornwall Gardens BasicMt. Salem, St. JamesChantal Berthfield-Brown
HanoverChester Castle BasicChester Castle, Chester Castle P.A. HanoverWinnifred Barnes-Gordon
HanoverSandy Bay Basic SchoolBlue Hole, Sandy Bay P.O , HanoverNovia Campbell-Riggon
St. ElizabethEpping Forest Primary & InfantMunroe P.O., St. ElizabethJellis Foster- Malcolm
St. ElizabethSt. Mary’s Primary & InfantMunroe P.O., St. ElizabethNicole Morgan
St. ElizabethSandy Bank Infant SchoolCalabash P.A., Treasure Beach, St. ElizabethErna Black-Neil
ManchesterFergusson Primary & InfantFrench Park, Spur Tree P.A., ManchetserZonnett Smith
ManchesterComfort Hall Primary & InfantComfort Hall P.A., ManchesterSherine Nicholson
ManchesterUnipen ECIBrumalia Basic, Mandeville P.O., ManchesterJudith Tyndale
ClarendonColonel’s Ridge Basic SchoolCOLONEL’S RIDGE P.O.Yvette Hollness
ClarendonWhite Road Basic SchoolCORN PIECE DISTRICT, HAYES P.O.Lorna Elliston-Foster

Overall, the damage is estimated to affect 5 schools in Region One;  34 schools in Region Three; 35 in Region Four;  17 schools in Region Five; 1 school in Region Six, and 8 in Region Seven.

As Permanent Secretary, Dr. Kasan Troupe, emphasised “we must act promptly to secure our infrastructure and support our students, teachers and staff during this challenging time”.

We encourage you to join our fundraising effort to support the PACE funded schools in the affected regions.

Thank you all for your continued support of PACE Canada, as your support goes a long way to achieving our goal of Helping Young Children Succeed.

Diana Burke,

President P.A.C.E. (Canada)

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