The Rotary Club of St. Andrew has launched two major projects for the 2020-2021 Rotary year the first being the rehabilitation of the Boys’ Town Multi-Purpose Building, which will be used as a training facility, after school programme for the children in the community to access wifi, and house classrooms. A new rest room will also be constructed on this building. The execution of this project is estimated to cost of J$5m.
The second major project is installing a solar water pump, solar panel, water tanks, testing equipment and piping for the Boys’ Town Well Water Rehabilitation Project. This execution will also include a Training Programme with participants from the Boys’ Town community. In addition to providing irrigation water for the Boys’ Town playing fields and complex, it will provide potable water to over 3000 residents of the surrounding communities.
Leader of the opposition, Mark Golding shared the following on his social media page. “I spent the morning in my constituency with the Rotary Club of St. Andrew to break ground for a multi-million-dollar Multi-Purpose Building Refurbishment and Well Water Rehabilitation Project in Boys’ Town.” He went on to state; [I am] thankful for the partners on this project: The Rotary Club of University District of Seattle (International Partner) and supported by the CHASE Fund, the Cecil Boswell Facey Foundation (CBFF) and The Bob Marley Foundation.”
The Rotary Foundation awarded the primary funding for the Water Well Project as a Global Grant of US$123,500.00. The total cost for the Water Well Project is estimated to be US$180,000.00.
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