Janet Silvera - Jamaica Star - Aug 21, 2017


Beverage manufacturing and distribution company Kisko Products has gifted the people of Lower Buxton in St Ann with a basic school valued at $7.6 million.

The school, which will house more than 33 students, contains three classrooms, an office, a sick bay, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, as well as student and staff bathrooms, was constructed with the help of Food for the Poor and Helping Hands Jamaica, which is based in Toronto, Canada.

The early childhood education institution is part of the Lower Buxton Primary School infant department, and was constructed in three days with the help of Kisko staff, who travelled all the way from Canada to assist with the project.

"As Christians, we are called to give back," said Mark Josephs, president of Kisko, which has both Jamaican and Canadian ownership. He explained that he and his family are setting a firm foundation in relation to Jamaica's early childhood education system.

Glenor Josephs ( left, with scissors in hand) gets ready to cut the ribbon oficially declaring the opening of the new infant department attached to the Lower Buxton Primary School in St Ann.