A gift for Deacons Primary

When Deacons Primary School students return to the classroom on September 7, they will find a new building on the compound.

A spanking new library has been constructed by a private contractor hired by the Urban Development Commission (UDC), as part of the commission’s outreach programme for its 18th anniversary celebrations.

UDC employees giving  back to the community. 
UDC employees giving
back to the community. 

Deputy chairperson of the UDC’s activities committee Jennifer Phillip said the library, requested by a former principal of the school, would be stocked with books donated by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust.

“The library gives the children some place to go on mornings or afternoons. As we know, children like to run around but we are focusing on getting children to read. During reading you learn and you can interact in the classroom, once you have that foundation of reading,” she said.

Deputy chairman of the Urban Development Commission activities committee Jennifer Phillips.
Deputy chairman of the Urban Development Commission activities committee Jennifer Phillips.

The UDC’s week of activities began on Sunday with a thanksgiving service at Covenant Life Teaching Centre, Green Hill, St Michael and will end with a staff appreciation day on Friday.

The commission’s mission is “to provide services and programmes that would assist in the alleviation of poverty, and to enhance the sustainable quality of life and high standards of living within the urban population”.  

Urban Development Commission employees painting the building.
Urban Development Commission employees painting the building.

One Response to A gift for Deacons Primary

  1. valarie August 20, 2015 at 5:35 am

    I will like to see one at wesley hall infants

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