PACE Canada sup­ports early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - – Keisha Hill

Linda Bates (left), prin­ci­pal of Lit­tle Tots Pre-School and Nurs­ery, and her tod­dlers wel­come Krys­tal Tom­lin­son, PR and en­gage­ment man­ager at Dig­i­cel Foun­da­tion, to the school. The in­sti­tu­tion was cho­sen by Me­shae Caple, a mem­ber of the Ja­maican di­as­pora liv­ing in Chicago, Illi­nois, who won the foun­da­tion’s Build Back Yard Com­pe­ti­tion. As the win­ner, Caple se­lected the Hanover-based in­sti­tu­tion to re­ceive $190,000 to sup­port their ac­tiv­i­ties. RE­CENTLY, PACECanada.org de­liv­ered more than J$4.5 mil­lion in cheques to the Early Child­hood Com­mis­sion.

This rep­re­sents the se­cond do­na­tion by PACE in 2016, bringing the to­tal to $9.7 mil­lion, sent to 239 schools across Ja­maica.

In 2017, PACECanada.org will be cel­e­brat­ing its 30th an­niver­sary of sup­port­ing early-child­hood schools and teach­ers in Ja­maica through do­na­tions, teacher bur­saries and train­ing, and com­puter ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes for the stu­dents.

PACECanada.org is proud to be a part­ner with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion in pro­mot­ing early-child­hood ed­u­ca­tion. On Novem­ber 1, Diana Burke (right), a board di­rec­tor of PACECanada.org, de­liv­ered more than $4.5 mil­lion in cheques for schools to Tr­isha Wil­liams-Singh, chair of the Early Child­hood Com­mis­sion. These funds were do­nated to 106 early-child­hood schools across all parishes.

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