Jamaica News: The Junior Council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be hosting an expo and back-to-school treat for the residents of the Rollington Town community in Kingston.
The event, under the theme: ‘Protecting the Vulnerable: Establishing Hope through Local Government’, will take place on Thursday (August 22) at the Rollington Town Primary School from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
It is being funded through an allocation of $500,000 from the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, and involves a partnership with the Social Development Commission (SDC).
“[It is for] the residents of the Rollington Town community and neighbouring communities as well,” said the Junior Council’s Project Manager, Tamarnie Tavares, in an interview with JIS News.
“So we are providing them with financial advice, healthcare and we want to make sure that they have information on everything they need to know about local government,” she noted.
“We will be having exhibitors such as COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union, Access Financial Services, Island Eyewear will be present to conduct eye screenings, the Ministry of Health, Red Cross, Carlong Publishers and Kingston Bookshop,” Ms. Tavares added.
The HEART Trust/NTA, National Health Fund (NHF), Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will also be on hand to provide services to the community.
Assistant Project Manager for the KSAMC Junior Council, Jean-Claude Walters Dunn, is encouraging residents to come out for the event.
“We will be offering various services and giving out back-to-school [supplies]. There will also be entertainment, so come out, enjoy yourself and get ready for the new school year,” he said.
The back-to-school treat is the major project for the Junior Council, which was installed in November 2018 as part of activities for Local Government Month.
The Junior Council programme provides an avenue for young people to play their part in the transformation of their communities and educate citizens about the importance of local government.
Source: JIS News
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