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September 7, 2010
Sion Hill students receive timely school supplies

Over eighty students from the Sion Hill community got school supplies in time for the reopening of school yesterday.{{more}}

The students were presented with their gifts last week Wednesday at the Anglican Church’s car park at Sion Hill.

Former residents of Sion Hill, many of whom are residing in New York, USA, as well as many current residents of the community, along with local businesses and individuals contributed to the cause.

The handing over coincided with the conclusion of a one month Reading Programme organised by the Lazarus Foundation, in which thirty-two students from age 4 to 16, were part of the inaugural effort.

Head of the Lazarus Foundation, community activist, Idesha Jackson spearheaded the coordination of the programme.

Jackson was overwhelmed with the response in providing the school items, which she thought would go a long way in assisting the parents.

She said that she was pleased with the response especially among the younger students.

At Wednesday’s closing, 10-year-old Brittney Ralph, a student of the C W Prescod Primary School, and who will be entering Grade six, in the new academic year, was voted the programme’s top reader.

Following the success of the initial programme, Jackson said she wants it to be an annual affair. (RT)