Sandals Foundation Volunteers Spruce up Kings Primary School
January 23, 2018 (WESTMORELAND, JAMAICA): The kids of Kings Primary School in Westmoreland will once again have a space they can be proud of thanks to the eager Sandals Foundation volunteers from Sandals South Coast who recently spent a day painting the entire school.
During the painting project which was sponsored by the Sandals Foundation, the exterior of six classrooms as well as the school’s kitchen, library and resource center all received a fresh coat of paint. The school also received a donation of additional paints that will add life to the infant department and offices.
At the end of the work day, Principal Marcia Tatham-Miller was on hand to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Sandals Foundation team. “We are so grateful for the continued generosity and support of the Sandals Foundation through the team at Sandals South Coast,” she said. “This latest project has really made an impact, especially at this time as we strive to rebrand our school.”
“If we are to create change throughout our region, we have to protect and continuously invest in our greatest tool for change—education,” said Public Relations Manager, Rochelle Forbes who organized the project.
Forbes noted that Sandals Foundation has had a longstanding focus on improving education in Jamaica and across the Caribbean islands in which Sandals operates, and among its projects are school upgrades, teacher training, enrichment programs, and book and school supply distribution. Over 300 schools and 129,000 students in the region have been impacted by educational initiatives supported by the Sandals Foundation since its inception in 2009.