Hanover Char­i­ties, MP to as­sist Log­wood Ba­sic

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOCIAL -

HANOVER CHAR­I­TIES and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment (MP) for West­ern Hanover Ian Hayles re­cently broke ground for the con­struc­tion of a new class­room to the Log­wood Ba­sic School.

They hosted a fun day to co­in­cide with the ground­break­ing. Hanover Char­i­ties’ Ka­trin Casserly and Hayles col­lab­o­rated to in­vest $1 mil­lion re­spec­tively. Casserly noted the col­lab­o­ra­tion is a part of Hanover Char­i­ties’ commitment to giv­ing back to the parish. With more than 112 stu­dents en­rolled at the school, Casserly stated that there was no reser­va­tion in do­nat­ing the money, and pointed out the im­por­tance of part­ner­ships.

PUB­LIC PART­NER­SHIPS

“We at Hanover Char­i­ties recog­nise that the Gov­ern­ment can­not do it all alone. Pub­lic and pri­vate part­ner­ships are im­por­tant for the bet­ter­ment of our coun­try,” Casserly said. Hayles said he ex­pected the project to be com­pleted over a six-to eight-week pe­riod.

“I ask for par­ents to come out and vol­un­teer to push the project for­ward,” Hayles said.

“The more we can stretch the funds in en­sur­ing that the learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment be­comes more con­ducive to learn­ing, the bet­ter it is. So I am ap­peal­ing to par­ents to come out to give an hour or two of vol­un­teer work.” He lauded the ef­forts of the char­ity, not­ing that the work of Hanover Char­i­ties stands as a tes­ti­mony to those who are try­ing to re­build the parish.

Prin­ci­pal of Log­wood Ba­sic, Joyce Smith, ap­peared over­joyed with her team of teach­ers and pledged her sup­port to en­sur­ing that the project runs smoothly. She ex­pressed grat­i­tude to both the char­ity and MP Hayles, not­ing that “the com­mu­nity of Log­wood will work to­gether to see the project through to its com­ple­tion”.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Stu­dents at Log­wood Ba­sic school en­joy­ing the bounce­about.

From left: Ian Hayles, MP for West­ern Hanover; Ka­trin Casserly, chair­man of Hanover Char­i­ties; Joyce Smith, prin­ci­pal of Log­wood Ba­sic; and Marvell Sewell, coun­cil­lor for the Green Is­land di­vi­sion.

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