Country Meets Town J’ouvert band donates tiles to pre-schools
Herline Alexander (right), Head Supervisor of Marriaqua Methodist Preschool with Carlos James of CMT
May 28, 2024

Country Meets Town J’ouvert band donates tiles to pre-schools

Country Meets Town J’ouvert Band (C.M.T.), has donated a quantity of tiles to two pre-schools in the Marriaqua Valley worth an estimated EC$10,000. In a release, CMT said this donation is part of their commitment to enhancing the educational environment for young learners. The “high quality tiles” were donated to the Marriaqua Pre-school and First Impressions pre-school in Mesopotamia.

CMT said these two pre-schools, which cater to around 60 children between ages 1-4, have provided early childhood education for more than five decades and have been “instrumental in nurturing young minds, fostering a love for learning, and supporting the developmental needs of each child they cared for”. CMT, which claims a non-profit status also said the services of the pre-schools are provided “at an affordable fee, which ensures no child would be left behind or left out”.

Manager of First Impression pre-school, Lorna McNichols extending thanks to CMT is reported to have welcomed the tiles as against the floor carpet they had been using throughout the years. “Their appreciation and assurance of care for these tiles drive the group to do more. They are now confident that the next visit from the Ministry of Education will be favourable”, the CMT release noted.

Head supervisor of Marriaqua Methodist Pre-school, Herline Alexander, also expressing gratitude, is reported as saying that for the past years they had to buy and change carpets very often. She indicated that when the Ministry of Education visits the school, they always suggest that the carpet is inappropriate for the environment.

“It will benefit the students, staff, and church members as it enhances the school’s beauty and provides a child-friendly environment,” said Alexander.

The new tiles will replace the old flooring, creating a safer and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the children, CMT said in its release. “The tiles, known for their durability and easy maintenance, are ideal for an active preschool setting. This improvement will beautify the rooms and provide a more hygienic and safe space for children to play and learn.”

The organisation said the installation of the tiles will be completed in the upcoming weeks by members of the CMT Family.

Chairman, Carlos James said, “We are thrilled to support the Pre-school with this donation…Education is the foundation of a strong community, and by improving the physical environment of the preschool, we hope to contribute to the overall well-being and success of these young learners. Our organization believes every child deserves a safe and inspiring place to grow up.”

The Jouvert outfit said the donation symbolizes its motto: “We are more than just a band; we educate while we entertain”, and signifies their ongoing support to local educational institutions and the community.

“By focusing on the needs of young children and their educational facilities, we aim to create lasting positive change within our community.”