Fifteen Early Childhood Institutions (ECIs) across Western Jamaica have been equipped with state-of-the-art playgrounds, under the Kiwanis Club- Division 25 (Cornwall) 2018/2019 ‘Play Ground Effect’ Project.

Beneficiary schools include Hague Infant School in Trelawny; Providence Heights Infant School, Hill Top Basic School, Rose Hall Basic School, and Anchovy Basic School in St James; Hopewell Basic School, St. Simon Basic School and Axe’n’Adge Basic School in Hanover; St Elizabeth Early Childhood Institution; and the Junction Women Centre in St Elizabeth.

The project, which was launched in November 2018, consisted of three components done in partnership with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC).

In addition to developing the playgrounds, approximately 1000 parents were engaged in parenting workshops, while 15 at risk early childhood students, identified by the Victim Services Division of the Ministry of Justice, received psycho-social care.