The education sector has received more than 1,000 pieces of school furniture from the Joseph Assignment Global Initiative (JAGI).
They were handed on Tuesday, August 23 by representatives of the group to officials of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, at its Heroes Circle offices, in Kingston.
Commending the JAGI for its work across the globe to make education and other amenities accessible to the most needy, Senior Education Officer at the Ministry, Paul Ashley, said the gift is a boost for those schools which the Ministry is giving priority.
“Your presence is a most timely one, as the Ministry is engaged in back-to-school preparations, and this gift will go a far way in filling some very critical needs,” he said.
Mr. Ashley told the officials of JAGI that they can be assured that the “furniture will be placed in the schools with the greatest need”.
The Senior Education Officer with responsibility for school operation said the furniture will be maintained to serve the children for many years.
JAGI helps to address global issues by providing medical assistance, housing, school, water and other services to several countries, with support from their partners.
“We thank them (sponsors) for their commitment to making sure that God’s children are educated, and we are excited to be here, to partner with you for the betterment of your youth,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JAGI, Dr. Alexis Felder.
Source: Jamaica Information Service