Food For The Poor Canada’s donors and volunteers kicked off 2016 by building our 16th school with partners Food For The Poor Jamaica and Helping Hands Jamaica. On February 8th and 9th, 35 volunteers from Canada, Jamaica and the United States helped us build Salt Marsh Infant School. Volunteers included:

Shaggy, international reggae star
Serena Williams, 21-time Tennis Grand Slam winner
Yohan Blake, Jamaican sprinter and gold medallist
Sean Paul, international rapper, dancehall and Ragga hip-hop star
Warren Weir, Olympic medallist for Jamaica in the 200-meter
Dwayne De Rosario, international soccer player

The new school, equipped with 4 classrooms, kitchen, playground and fencing will double the capacity of the current Infant Department, providing free education for up to eighty 4 and 5 year olds in the local rural community of Salt Marsh.

Watch Warren Weir and Yohan Blake help build Salt Marsh Infant School below.