Friday, June 24, 2016

Facey Foundation Feeds Minds with Farm Tour

These fresh-faced students from
Boys’ Tow Infant and Primary School
pick fresh leafy greens from the
Mount Plenty Organics Farm
greenhouse on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. 
A drive through the countryside and a factory tour of one of Jamaica’s most recognised brands were on the agenda for 30 students and teachers from Boys’ Town Infant and Primary School on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

The group, accompanied by Principal Sylvia Banks, got the opportunity to tour the Walkerswood Caribbean Foods factory in St. Ann, as well as tour the Mount Plenty Organics Farm.

The students were able to see the workings of the farm, and the process to create some of the most delicious sauces and condiments at the Walkerswood factory.

Principal Sylvia Banks (foreground, second left) and her students from Boys’ Town Infant and Primary School greet the camera at the start of their greenhouse tour at Mount Plenty Organics Farm.
Principal Banks commended the C.B. Facey Foundation and artist/sculptor Laura Facey-Cooper for their continued work to assist the nation's children in their growth and development. “On behalf of my students and teachers, I wish to express profound gratitude for hosting us at the farm and touring the Walkerswood factory. The students were delighted; this experience was priceless,” Banks said.

Boys’ Town Infant and Primary School is a C.B. Facey Foundation beneficiary. The Foundation oversees corporate social responsibility programmes for Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited (Pan-Jam). Mount Plenty Organics Farm will host the second fundraising event Farm To Table — A Fusion of Food Art & Goodwill slated for Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Giving through C.B. Facey Foundation

Students and teachers from Boys’ Town Infant
and Primary School explore the
Mount Plenty Organics Farm greenhouse
Boys’ Town Infant and Primary School is the beneficiary of Pan-Jam’s corporate social responsibility programmes through the C.B. Facey Foundation.

The school, situated in the Trench Town community of Kingston, is the focus of CB Facey Foundation’s model school programme. The vision is to transform the quality of education at Boys’ Town Infant and Primary School and highlight the work as a model school for public and private partnerships within the Jamaican education system.

The school also benefits from art education programme facilitated by acclaimed artist and sculptor Laura Facey.

For more information of the work of the Cecil Boswell Facey Foundation visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CBFaceyFoundation/

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