Modern toilets for Richmond Primary

Monday, December 01, 2014

Print this page Email A Friend!




MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The international private voluntary organisation, Projects Abroad, recently handed over flush toilet facilities to Richmond Primary School.


The modern sanitation system replaced age-old pit toilets, which are being gradually phased out at schools across Jamaica .


A news release from Projects Abroad Jamaica said the project at Richmond Primary cost $2 million. The work, which started in February, was carried out by 63 volunteers from overseas, 16 members of the community and 12 Projects Abroad staff members.


Education Minister Ronald Thwaites and member of Parliament for Central Manchester Peter Bunting were among those at the handover ceremony.


Thwaites reiterated that as of 2015, sanitation facilities at all schools will be modernised so long as there are adequate water supplies to support flush systems.


Bunting announced plans to support the Richmond school-feeding programme with a donation of $1.25 million. According to Projects Abroad, there are over 235 unsanitary pit latrines in schools across Jamaica, 40 in central Jamaica (Manchester, St Elizabeth, Clarendon) inclusive of 15 in Manchester.


 


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT