Published: February 2021
Dear members and friends,
Despite the continuation of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, health impact to our members and friends, and disruption to businesses and all our operations, PACE Canada has managed to provide some essential support to our sponsored kindergarten schools in Jamaica, thanks to all your efforts and donations. Our Board of Directors continue to meet virtually and to host effective virtual fundraising events as highlighted below.
Use the link below to read about our Recent Accomplishments
We are excited to launch the One Tablet per Child campaign to provide age-specific courseware in support of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Our aim is to purchase at least 10 tablets for each of the 250 ECE schools we support across the island. These 5-6 year old students need the ability to continue their learning and lessons at home until schools are again open for operations.
We know these tablets will also be beneficial for their parents learning and assistance with assignments. While many of the schools in remote locations may not yet have Internet access available we are aware of churches and libraries that have opened their access to students in these areas. The estimate received from the Jamaica Ministry of Education is that the government approved devices are estimated at $200 to $250 each. More information about this project is published on our “One Tablet” page.
Lastly, PACE is saddened by the loss of two of our long time Adopt-A-School sponsors Albert Williams and Diana Masny and we send our sincere condolences to their families and wishing them peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Diana Burke,President, P.A.C.E. (Canada)
Under the Auspices of
High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada