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Planting plan will bring more green to Jamaica

Students at the newest Christel House will be seeing green as part of the Jamaican Government’s initiative to save the environment. During a site assessment, Jamaica’s Forestry Department outlined a plan to add grass and trees around the new school. Hon. Sally Porteous, CEO, is pleased.  “Christel House Jamaica is thrilled to be a part of this important exercise.” The trees and greenery are part of a Jamaica National Tree Planting Initiative to plant 3 million trees in three years. A local agricultural store, HiPro, is donating the seeds to add grass to bare areas following the construction of the school.  While the school is getting upgrades, the Kindergarten to Grade 2 students are currently studying remotely due to a rise in COVID-19 infections. “Our children continue to be tutored on-line,” says Porteous. She looks forward to their return to the classroom. “By and large, they are doing really well.”


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