Westmoreland, Jamaica (McN) – Residents and caretakers of the “Clifton Boys’ Home” facility in Darliston, Westmoreland have been relocated to a larger place until the Boys’ Home is re-built.
The 28 boys who range from age 6-18 are wards of the state, they experienced trauma when their Home was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. Since then they have been living in the hall of a nearby Anglican Church, in Westmoreland.
In a Press release yesterday the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information told the public that the boys will be moved to larger housing space, which the state can rent until October of this year. The boys were moved to a property owned by the Wesleyan Holiness Church. This is a larger living space than where they are now, it can hold up to 60 people.
The Ministy of Education, Youth and Information Minster Floyd Green have been very involved since the burning down of the home – Immediately after the fire, he came out to Westmoreland, along with the CDA to tour the premise and review where the boys would be housed at in the Anglican Church.
The Boys are now back in school
The Press release also said that all 28 boys are now back in school back at school.
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) recently bought each boy 2-pairs of new shoes so they could return to school.
The Home has set up a re-building fund. Donations towards the rebuilding of the Clifton Boys’ Home can be made to the “Clifton Boys’ Home Rebuilding Fund,” at NCB:
Account Number – 611098561 (Jamaican currency)
Or account Number 614525185 (US currency)