“Model School” Campaign to Help Basic Schools Achieve Certification

 In Children, Education, Events, Fundraising

PACE Canada launched our latest project, “Model School”, on November 18, 2019 with the interim goal of assisting 2 basic schools to improve their facilities in 2020. The long term goal is to assist them in achieving full ECI Certification.

Project launch took place at the Maracas Restaurant, 181 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON, from 6 to 9 PM. Ticket prices included delicious Caribbean refreshments, live music, and an initial donation to PACE Canada’s Model School project. Music was performed by an exciting new Caribbean guitarist, Shane Free, accompanied by Stuart Brignell on sax.

Even if did not attend in person, you can submit an online donation to support the Model School Project.

In order to achieve Certification with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) in Jamaica each school has to implement 12 Operating Standards in order to standardize the early childhood sector.

For 2020 we will be supporting these 2 schools: End Time Basic School and Dunrobin ECI.

The Model School initiative was undertaken at a recent PACE Strategic Planning session, with an overall goal of assisting the most needy 200 ECIs to raise their standards above 50% over the next 4 years.

PACE President, Diana Burke explains that “PACE launched this campaign because over 50% of the ECIs in Jamaica, or 1081 schools, are well below 50% in meeting the Jamaica Ministry of Education’s 12 Standards. In this first phase of the project we will work with 2 schools, and then implement additional phases over the next 3 years “.

Stay updated on the progress of this project by joining the WHATSAPP Group by opening the link below on your mobile device.

The photo gallery below gives an idea of the urgent facility upgrades that are needed.

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