Two more weeks!
November 14, 2016
BENEFITING: PENCILS 4 KIDS
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2016
The Pencils 4 Kids team is heading back to Jamaica in December to further the great progress already made in improving the school infrastructure and educational opportunities for the children of Quickstep Primary. This year we have an ambitious plan to redevelop the sports field and help further secure the school through construction of a perimeter fence.
Sport is a great way for kids to build confidence, dedication and teamwork and Quickstep has no shortage of budding footballers and athletes, maybe even the next Usain Bolt in our midst! The plan is to level out and returf a playing field in desperate need of some attention. Fencing the around the perimeter of the school will also help give the teachers some comfort that the kids are all safe and secure during school hours.
In a new initiative this year P4K has funded an annual scholarship to send one of the fine graduates from Quickstep to a private secondary boarding school. Our inaugural recipient, Jewell Smith, will be attending the Hampton School, home to 1200 of Jamaica’s brightest minds (Hampton is currently ranked in the top 5 schools in the country in academic performance and boasts a very strong extra-curricular program). The team is looking forward to visiting Jewell and Hampton school during our visit.
We greatly appreciate the support you have all offered for our grass roots work with the kids of Quickstep and are looking forward to bigger and better progress in the years to come.
For more information check us out at www.pencils4kids.org and we can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org