Hig­gins Land Pri­mary School gets com­puter lab

Jamaica Gleaner - - MESSAGES - Carl Gilchrist Gleaner Writer ru­ral@glean­erjm.

ST ANN’S BAY, St Ann: RINCIPAL CLARIDINE Allen-Wilson of Hig­gins Land Pri­mary School in St Ann is ex­press­ing thanks to Ja­maica Project USA for the as­sis­tance ren­dered to the school re­cently.

“I am ex­cited to know some­body cares about us,” Allen-Wilson told Ru­ral Xpress on Tues­day.

“Part­ner­ship is im­por­tant, and that’s what we want to laud them for – to part­ner with us to en­sure im­prove­ment in the teach­ing-and-learn­ing process. We are grate­ful to Almighty God and to the team that as­sisted us,” the prin­ci­pal added.

The as­sis­tance came be­cause of a shared vi­sion, ac­cord­ing to the prin­ci­pal, after one stake­holder, Clover Virgo, was in­flu­en­tial in get­ting Jac­quel Tucker to seek spon­sor­ship for the school.

PMISSION TRIP

The help came from Hil­ton Ho­tels, which as­sisted Ja­maica Project USA, formed in March 2015 by Jac­quel and Shun Tucker, and which made their first mis­sion trip to Ja­maica for the ef­fort.

In the end, the school ben­e­fited from the re­fur­bish­ing of the li­brary and the com­puter cen­tre at the school and the do­na­tion of sev­eral items.

Hig­gins Land Pri­mary School was re­cip­i­ent of eight desk­top com­put­ers, one printer, eight com­puter chairs, five round plas­tic ta­bles, with 20 plas­tic chairs and 300 books for the li­brary.

Stu­dents also re­ceived school sup­plies and hy­giene kits.

“Hil­ton World­wide spreads the light and warmth of hos­pi­tal­ity to thou­sands through Hil­ton’s Global Month of Hig­gins Land Pri­mary School stu­dents in­side the com­puter lab. Ser­vice,” said a state­ment from the brand, and along with a yet an­other case of Ja­maicans Hil­ton. do­na­tion from Dell Inc and liv­ing abroad re­turn­ing to vol­un­teers from Hil­ton Rose con­trib­ute to their home­land. Hall, the Cu­rio Jewel Par­adise Jac­quel Tucker grew up in Cove and Cu­rio Jewel Dunn’s

Hig­gins Land and re­ceived a River, the dream was re­alised. The cost of the project was full aca­demic schol­ar­ship to the

Univer­sity of Maine which es­ti­mated at ap­prox­i­mately

changed her life. She grew up US$30,000.

watch­ing her mom ship bar­rels Char­maine Deane, area

from the United States, over di­rec­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing,

sev­eral years, to dis­trib­ute items Hil­ton Rose Hall Re­sort and

to res­i­dents of the com­mu­nity. Spa and Jewel Re­sorts, said the

This kind ges­ture by her mother teams from the re­spec­tive

led her to get in­volved in char­i­ta­ble prop­er­ties are very con­scious of work and the for­ma­tion of the role they need to play in the

Ja­maica Project USA. com­mu­nity.

Mean­while, the project marks

SO­CIAL RE­SPON­SI­BIL­ITY

“Cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity works best when it is in­te­grated into our ev­ery­day com­pany cul­ture. We be­lieve at Hil­ton that all our prop­er­ties and as­so­ciates should in­vest into the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity they live and work in.”

The ho­tel brand said the goal is to make a per­ma­nent foot­print in chang­ing the lives of chil­dren of Hig­gins Land com­mu­nity.

Hil­ton, which funded the project, said the need for a li­brary and a small com­puter lab at the school be­came a tar­get for

PHOTO BY CARL GILCHRIST

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