Lloyd’s Ba­sic un­der­goes con­struc­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

LLOYD’S BA­SIC School in the parish of St Thomas is be­ing con­structed with the fi­nan­cial sup­port of Donette Chin-Loy Chang, in mem­ory of her late hus­band, G. Ray­mond Chang.

Ac­cord­ing to Samantha Mah­food, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Food For The Poor Canada, “Ray was FFPC’s ad­vo­cate and pa­tron. His wis­dom and vi­sion are missed. How­ever, Donette, as cochair of the board, con­tin­ues to up­hold Ray’s fo­cus on ed­u­ca­tion. We con­tinue to sup­port Food For The Poor’s com­mit­ment to early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion and are ex­cited to be build­ing the 20th school funded by Cana­di­ans. Food For The Poor Ja­maica has built 80 schools in the last four years, funded by donors from Ja­maica, the US and Canada.”

Like his wife, Ray Chang was born in Ja­maica and spent most of his adult life in Canada, but al­ways had a pas­sion and com­mit­ment to his home­land. Hu­man­i­tar­i­ans with a fo­cus on

sus­tain­abil­ity and ed­u­ca­tion, the Chang fam­ily con­tin­ues a le­gacy of help­ing to build com­mu­ni­ties through the Ray­mond Chang Foun­da­tion and or­gan­i­sa­tions like Food For The Poor.

The school serves a com­mu­nity of about 2,500. Lloyd’s Ba­sic School is cur­rently in a small,

one-room build­ing that shares space with other com­mu­nity ser­vices, in­clud­ing a church. The new con­struc­tion will in­clude an of­fice, sick bay, kitchen, three classrooms, and a brand new play­ground, of­fer­ing chil­dren from ages three to five a more ideal space in which to learn.

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion Ruel Reid (cen­tre) joins vol­un­teers and stu­dents to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the Lloyd’s Ba­sic School in St Thomas, built by Food For The Poor, Canada, and led by phi­lan­thropist Donette Chin-Loy Chang, wife of the late G. Ray­mond Chang.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.