Jamaica’s only high school choir competition is back for its thirteenth season with some new prizes for contestants. This year, the top three schools of TVJ’s All Together Sing will share grants totaling $1 million dollars from Digicel Foundation to go towards school projects. The first, second and third place schools with receive $500,000, $350,000 and $150,000 respectively.
Last year’s talented winners from Old Harbour High School walked away with a Mobile Science Laboratory, a range of science equipment as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) items including interactive whiteboards and tablets. These were issued through Digicel Foundation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information.
“This year, we do not want to only reward the students from the winning school but recognize the hard work of even more children.” said Dane Richardson, Digicel Foundation CEO. Teams receiving grants will have the opportunity to decide how their grant is used to help with their school’s development plans. Richardson added, “Our students have great ideas on how to address challenges in their schools and communities. I am very excited to see what they have in mind.”
“TVJ welcomes the donation of the $1million dollars grant from the Digicel Foundation. Each week the choirs give their all through wholesome and engaging performances, the preparation for which requires intense dedication and commitment. The choirs are most deserving and we are sure that the students will select projects beneficial to the entire school community.” Natonia Sylva, Marketing and Sales Manager – Television Jamaica Limited
TVJ’s All Together Sing episodes air Sundays on Television Jamaica at 8:00pm with repeats on Tuesdays at 5:30pm and Wednesdays at 10:30am. Choirs will battle for eleven weeks over this season culminating on December 10.