Gore Developments Limited Lends A Helping Hand
Mr. Tushun Green representing Gore Developments Limited (GDL) handed over a J$100,000.00 cheque to Mrs Virginia Chin of the Cassava Piece Development & Education Centre/CDEC (formerly known as H.E.L.P/Help Establish Library Projects in Jamaica) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016; a much-needed infusion of funds to help keep the CDEC's doors open.
Mrs. Virginia Chin who runs this well-kept, clean, colourful and safe space in a once troubled community, was very glad of the assistance as she endeavours to keep the Centre operational, and it has come a long way under her guidance.
Starting out as a basic classroom for local children to be safe whilst doing homework after school hours, it has blossomed into a haven for both children and adults to learn and be creative in the fields of IT, art, sports and music.
The Centre consists of an open general reading area with a well-stocked library (courtesy of kind donors) that includes quality books for children of all ages on history, science, business with a focus on writers from the Caribbean, Africa and the Americas.
So as well as providing a safe, clean, environment for supervised study, it provides assistance to children from 6-18 and adults of all ages - as it's never too late to enroll in the literacy and numeracy classes on offer. CDEC now boasts a small, well-kept computer lab with Mr. Brown, a professional from HEART on hand, who volunteers his time and considerable IT expertise to all those willing to learn.
GDL, as a good corporate citizen, as keen sponsors of scholarships at the secondary and tertiary level, was more than happy to lend a hand and glad to see such a vibrant project standing firm in Cassava Piece; to encourage local residents and those from the surrounding community (some from as far as Stony Hill!) to come and study, learn new skills or volunteer to help out too!