Dear members and friends,
I’m sure, like me, you are concerned with the truly disturbing events that started the 2020 decade. We have been faced with cyclones, wild fires, plane crashes, earthquakes and impeachment to name a few.
However, I prefer to focus on the positive actions that we hope will benefit our future through education and support for our children, who are critical to our future success.
PACE Canada continues to provide support for over 300 basic schools in Jamaica, thanks to the generous support of you our members and supporters. The continued support of our ongoing sponsorship groups such as the Janet Collins Group, the Masi Foundation, Jamaica College Old Boys, Helping Hands Foundation, Katie Bears, the Mary Long group and other members has ensured that PACE continues to help young children to succeed everywhere.
You, our donors, have been instrumental in PACE’s continued success as the largest donors to kindergarten education in Jamaica over the last 30+ years.
It is also reassuring that several of our original donors have now included support from their next generation to continue their Adopt-A-School sponsorships. I would like to thank the Moosai-Maharaj family, the Emanuels, the Walkers, Grant and McQuaids, Convilles, and Burke families for continuing this support as this is an important focus for the PACE Board and I this year.
Now let me introduce PACE Canada’s newest initiative…“The Model School”. Jamaica has over 2600 kindergarten schools but less that 150 have met the standards for 100% certification.
PACE Canada launched this crowdfunding program to bring focus to 2 schools this year that we aim to be fully certified through donations from a wide audience of members, friends and family.
With as little a donation as $25 by each individual we hope to raise over CA $10,000 towards each school’s certification.
We all know now that the first 1000 days are essential to a child’s success so let’s support all the requirements that certification guarantees to these children.
On behalf of the PACE Board of Directors, thanks for your ongoing support and please pass on our message of support to early childhood education to your family, friends and contacts so we can continue our goal of “Helping Young Children Succeed”.
Under the Auspices of
H.E. Janice Miller, High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada