An estimated 30,000 students in Jamaica are unreached by online learning during the pandemic. As education represents the way out of the poverty cycle for those in under-served communities, the Jamaican government had called for civil society to contribute towards education. Through the CWM COVID-19 Mission Initiative Fund, the UCJCI reached out to the community by donating over 155 tablets to pre-primary and primary school children – an age group that received fewer of the tablets distributed by the Jamaican government. Thanks to UCJCI’s bilateral partnerships, the UCJCI Children’s Homes had also benefitted.
Image caption: UCJCI General Secretary Rev. Norbert Stephens presenting tablet to Linishke Grant (Grade 4 student, Mt. Hermon Primary & Infant Schools), and Mrs. Cameron Waite (Principal)