Grant story: Renovating school spirit

Mar 10, 2016

Education is a school’s highest priority. But the quality of an education depends on its environment. In Montego Bay, Jamaica, a grant to the Kiwanis Club of Providence-Montego Bay has helped refurbish Retirement Basic School—and revitalized its students and faculty.

A lunch room and a sick bay were created, with tiling and paint for each. The school’s bathroom was refurbished with new toilets and wash basins—and enclosures that separate boys’ and girls’ facilities.

All together, the project has improved convenience and health conditions for the school’s 78 students, ages three to five.

For the Kiwanis Club of Providence- ontego Bay, it’s the culmination of years of work and support. For our donors, it’s a standing symbol of the ways your generosity changes lives.

“The tears of joy are a testament that we have accomplished our objective,” says Janice McGrowther, member of the Kiwanis Club of Providence-Montego Bay. “The children even sang us a song of thanks.”