Aid organisation Food for the Poor is currently undertaking Day 2 of a 3-day expansion project to construct six new classroom units for Kinloss Primary School in Trelawny.
Food For The Poor, Inc. (FFP) is an ecumenical Christian nonprofit organization based in Coconut Creek, Florida,USA that provides food, medicine, and shelter, among other services, to the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Food for the Poor Kinloss Primary School project collaborates with other groups and individuals, including Kisko Freezies and Foska Oats, as well as citizens from the community.
How can 6 classroom units be built in 3 days? The building material is wood. instead of the costly concrete structures of which most our schools are made. The foundation of each unit is concrete, the frame is wood and the walls are made of plywood.
Over the last 3 years, Food for the Poor has built over 50 schools, trained over 50 teachers in their ‘Jamaica 50 Campaign.’ These schools cater for over 5,000 students.
On behalf of the people of Kinloss and the entire Trelawny parish, Falmouth News thanks Food for the Poor, Kisko Freezies and Foska Oats for this kind and generous project.
Here are more photos from the ongoing Kinloss Primary School construction. Photo credits go to Food for the Poor.
Volunteers from Kisko Freezies gearing up to hammer wood and nail in an effort to build a new school for Kinloss Primary
Other hardworking volunteers from Kisko Freezies taking a sheet of plywood to the construction area for Kinloss Primary School
Kisko Freezies volunteers painting the plywood
Painting plywood for Kinloss Primary new classrooms
Hardworking volunteers from Kisko Freezies, are together nailing wood to form a frame for new classrooms at Kinloss Primary School.
A cross section of some of the six new units being built at Kinloss Primary Sch in Trelawny by Food for the Poor.
Volunteers pose with kids from the Kinloss community