ST JAMES, Jamaica - Team members from various departments of the western division of the National Water Commission (NWC), participated in tree-planting, tank installation and painting exercises on Labour Day across four of the six parishes in the division.
Approximately 110 trees were planted by the western team.
Activities took place at the Falmouth Infant School in Trelawny, Savanna-la-Mar Primary School in Westmoreland; Kingsland Reservoir, Gutters, Porus, Two Meetings and Moravia water facilities in Manchester and Parklee and Union facilities in St Elizabeth.
Over 50 trees were planted at the Falmouth Infant School.
Principal of the institution, Patrice Beharie, expressed her gratitude to the NWC for the contribution to the school.
“I always say that blessings will come back to you when you give them,” Beharie remarked.
“We are extremely grateful that the National Water Commission chose us for their project, as this was a well-needed face-lift to the school,” she added.
With a population of approximately 200 students and 21 staff members, the school now boasts a freshly painted perimeter wall, classroom walls, as well as an additional water tank to aid in the provision of water to the premises.
The Savanna-la-Mar Primary School also benefited from the work of the NWC on Labour Day, as team members planted trees and painted classrooms, gates and railings at the institution. Work was also done to restore water supply to the school, which was disrupted due to a broken pipe.
The projects that were undertaken by the western division were aligned with the goal of Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, for Labour Day, which was to have 10,000 trees planted.