Browns Hall Primary School Rehabilitation Fencing and Sanitation- Jamaica

Country Jamaica

Approved

March 23, 2015
Programme
BNTF 7
Overview

The Browns Hall Primary School was constructed in 1936 and has not been upgraded since its construction, rendering the facility unsuitable to deliver quality education. The school currently has a population of 310 (160 males, 150 females) students and 13 teachers (4 males, 9 females). The age and the present configuration of the facilities present difficulties for the users and as a result the space needs to be reorganised. The classrooms are housed in three large buildings, two of which house both grades 4, 5 and 6 classrooms and the administrative offices. The classrooms are partitioned by chalk boards.

Objectives

Grants funds will:

  • Rehabilitate the three existing classroom blocks to facilitate 12 classrooms;
  • Rehabilitate the administrative area to house the principal’s office, staff room, guidance counselling room, sick bay and washroom facilities;
  • Construct a new block containing a kitchen, washroom, and tuck shop;
  • Install a new perimeter fencing;
  • construct a new multi-purpose court; and
  • Construct a driveway and parking area.
Benefits
  • The sub-project will improve the quality of the existing infrastructure and provide additional facilities, thereby creating additional space and improved security. Additional washroom facilities will improve hygiene practices.
  • Poor and disadvantaged school children including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are expected to benefit from the sub-project. Through the construction and use of ramps to access classrooms and related facilities within the school environment, social inclusion of PWDs will be enhanced.
  • The sub-project estimates that 150 female and 160 male students will access quality education.