Education Portfolio | Digicel Jamaica Foundation

Education

Our Education portfolio is aligned with the United Nations social development goal to ensure that all girls and boys can access free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education.

Through a partnership with Jamaica’s Early Childhood Commission, we have renovated six early childhood institutions. This was done with the aim of getting each institution certified with the Government – ensuring that each meets the Government’s health and safety standards – making each eligible for Government funding.

In addition to our work in early childhood, we’ve renovated 13 science labs and donated 42 mobile science labs for high schools. This drive to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is inspired by the Government of Jamaica’s Vision 2030 to have secondary students graduate with a vocational skill and proficiency in English Language, a foreign language, Mathematics, a science subject and Information Technology.

In FY 2020-2021, we supported one major primary school renovation in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the Early Childhood Commission: Green Pond Infant and Primary School in St. James. We also made our largest investment in an arts programme with the renovation of the Alpha School of Music’s Colm Delves Centre. This new area of investment remains in line with our commitment to Vision 2030 by offering new skill training opportunities for local youth.

Education Statistics
FY 2021-2022 Target As at June 2021 % Complete
Number of early childhood institutions engaged 1 Not Yet Started Not Yet Started
FY 2021-2022
Number of early childhood institutions engaged
Target
1
As at June 2021
Not Yet Started
% Complete
Not Yet Started
Number of smart rooms renovated 2 Not Yet Started Not Yet Started
FY 2021-2022
Number of smart rooms renovated
Target
2
As at June 2021
Not Yet Started
% Complete
Not Yet Started
Number of ramps in schools 6 Not Yet Started Not Yet Started
FY 2021-2022
Number of ramps in schools
Target
6
As at June 2021
Not Yet Started
% Complete
Not Yet Started
Number of tablets to disburse 500 434 86.8%
FY 2021-2022
Number of tablets to disburse
Target
500
As at June 2021
434
% Complete
86.8%
Number of schools to receive wash stations 20 10 50%
FY 2021-2022
Number of schools to receive wash stations
Target
20
As at June 2021
10
% Complete
50%
Education Statistics
FY 2020-2021 Target As at March 2021 % Complete
Number of Early Childhood Institutions engaged 1 1 100%
FY 2020-2021
Number of Early Childhood Institutions engaged
Target
1
As at March 2021
1
% Complete
100%
Number of science labs renovated 1 0 N/A
FY 2020-2021
Number of science labs renovated
Target
1
As at March 2021
0
% Complete
N/A
Number of ramps in schools 4 4 100%
FY 2020-2021
Number of ramps in schools
Target
4
As at March 2021
4
% Complete
100%
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