Sunwing Foundation Collaborates With Charities To Help With Early Childhood Education In Jamaica
Stephen Hunter, President, Sunwing Travel Group
The 1st initiative of the newly established Sunwing Foundation will be the funding and construction of a new school in Jamaica.
The foundation will collaborate with Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation and Food for the Poor Canada and build the school in the Parish of Trelawny, near Sunwing's Royalton White Sands resort.
“Through our operations we have developed great affection for the people of Jamaica and it is very exciting to be able to assist the Parish of Trelawny in such a meaningful way,” said Stephen Hunter, President, Sunwing Travel Group. “We employ many people who live in the area and want the children of their community to have the best access to proper and safe educational facilities.”
The school will accommodate the currently enrolled 75 children and 3 teaching staff and will be fully furnished with desks, teaching materials, books, computer and printer, playground and toys. Additionally, the school will include a separate area where children who are unwell can be cared for. Proper water sanitation equipment and kitchen facilities in which hot meals can be prepared for the students will also be included.
Construction will begin in April 2015 and will be complete in time for the 2015-2016 academic year.