Modern toilets for Richmond Primary

Modern toilets for Richmond Primary

Monday, December 01, 2014

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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.


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