Our Education portfolio is aligned with the United Nations social development goal to ensure that all girls and boys can access equitable and quality primary and secondary education.
Through a partnership with Jamaica’s Early Childhood Commission, we have renovated seven 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 STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, 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 2022-2023, we completed 4 out of 10 Smart Rooms to be established in primary schools across rural Jamaica to help bridge the digital divide. The schools are: Harry Watch Primary in Manchester, Anchovy Primary in St. James, Old Harbour Primary in St. Catherine and Harbour View Primary in Kingston.