(May 30, 2012) Students, teachers and support staff at the Lucea Christian Fellowship Basic School in Hanover, Jamaica are functioning in a newly refurbished environment, thanks to the Sandals Foundation.
The Foundation orchestrated fundraising initiatives at the Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple resorts in Negril after being made aware of the dilapidated condition of the 47-year-old institution. The school building, which initially had a rusted roof that leaked badly, now boasts a brand new roof and ceiling.
The inadequate and unsafe bathroom areas have been retrofitted with new doors, toilets and urinals, adding to a more hygienic environment for the three-to-six year olds. The building has also received a fresh coat of paint and now sits on a new lawn, laid by the resorts’ employees, parents and members of the church community with which the school is affiliated.
The 50 infants enrolled at the school have even more to smile about as they now have a play area for outdoor activities on the compound — a privilege they were previously denied as the area was overgrown with shrubs.
The Negril region will now be focusing on a few project: The Negril Health Centre.