J$4.7 Million Grant For Schools And Community Groups

KINGSTON, Twenty schools and community-based institutions received grants totalling J$4.7 million from the Noble Foundation and Jamalco at the launch of their 2017 volunteer programme at the company’s refinery here recently.

The projects were undertaken by 149 Jamalco volunteers who had to give a minimum of 50 hours of service to qualify for the US$250 grant each, according to a news release circulated by Jamalco.

Twelve schools, a children’s home, a past students’ association, a church outreach programme, a youth club, and a community service organisation for youth were among the recipients. The majority of projects involved construction and refurbishing, painting and beautification.