What a great day. Guided by our team of Jamaican-based construction workers, we have finished the building.
It was a hot but fulfilling end to our week. And a time to give thanks.
– to the Jamaican crew, who work all around Jamaica, out of reach of their families, living rough, to help Food For The Poor volunteers to finish these schools
– to the Canadian High Commissioner Laurie Peters and her staff who came up to help us. The Canada-Jamaica relationship is broad and deep and Food for the Poor Canada is an important “people to people” embodiment of this.
– to the Principal, teachers and students of Hampden School who accommodated us while we worked
– to Supermodel Stacey McKenzie and her team from Sunwing Foundation and Royalton for assisting with the day…and the work that they will do with children at a number of For For The Poor built schools next week.
– but especially to our band of volunteers who contributed and raised the money to construct the school and paid for their travel and accommodation to join the school build
It really does take a village to build a village.
This school build marked our 10th Anniversary. It was the 28th School built by Food For The Poor Canada in the past 10 years. In this time we have also built 80 homes in Jamaica and Haiti. We have shipped tens of millions of dollars worth of medicines, medical equipment, food and educational supplies, supported numerous livestock projects, and provided emergency relief after natural disasters.
We are tired, but proud of this effort. If you want to learn more, please be in touch with us.