DJ Sunshine brings Christmas cheer to students at Stony Hill Primary
Radio personality DJ Sunshine delivered Christmas cheer to students of Stony Hill Primary and Infant School on Monday when she turned up for a surprise visit bearing gifts.
It was the second time this year that the veteran disc jockey visited the school to donate educational and individual gifts to the school and kids, respectively.
Educator Colleen Banks-Williams praised the kind gesture, which she dubbed as “timely” as it brought joy to the 71 students enrolled at the institution.
“This is the first time some of them are receiving gifts. This brings light to them, they are all overwhelmed, even for us, the teachers. So we are all excited and grateful to Sunshine for considering us,” Banks-Williams said.
Banks-Williams, an experienced teacher who is also the Head of the Department, notes that the educational gifts will go a long way in helping the ancillary.
“We have a small operational setup here with limited resources. These educational gifts will spread across the classrooms to make the learning experience more efficient for the kids and teachers, we are truly grateful,” she said.
DJ Sunshine, who beamed with pride during the visit, said Stony Hill Primary is where her educational journey started. She expressed that it was an honour to return to the school to give back in a meaningful manner.
“Whenever the Almighty One blesses you it’s for the greater good. Therefore, I find it an absolute honour to give back knowing I have been given the opportunity to bless others. I’ve been giving back to different communities, individuals and schools since 2014, under the registered Yellowmoon Foundation,” Sunshine said, adding that the institution has played a pivotal role in her development.
DJ Sunshine went on to highlight a need for others to give more support to education in Jamaica.
“In whatever way you can, help. Many of the schools and teachers in this country are able and willing to educate our children the best way, but sometimes what they are lacking is support and consistency. Though small, I believe that, with this gesture, I am playing my role in helping to further a very important cause here. I also believe more can be done in terms of support for education in Jamaica and that is my appeal to others with the resources,” she said.