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St. Catherine - The Grateful Hill Primary and Infant School

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The Grateful Hill Primary and Infant School are situated on the Glengoffe Main Road overlooking the historic Glengoffe Market and the Rio Pedro River.  The community lies on the North-Eastern tip of St. Catherine – 13.662 km  North of Kingston, 15.525 km North-East of Spanish Town and is bounded on the East of South-Eastern St. Mary and South by rural St. Andrew. 

It is a high elevation and experienced regular rainfall, arable soil type and cool temperatures make it naturally ideal for agriculture.  In former times when domestic and export was ‘king’, the community was a ‘top producer’ in banana, cola, cocoa, yam, ginger, nutmeg, sugar cane and vegetables, it earned the name ‘The Food Basket of Kingston’.

The school, which started in 1870 as a small Methodist  Church School, was later amalgamated with the Mizpah Baptist School and became the Grateful Hill Elementary School under the earlier pastoral leadership of the Reverend Mr Sherlock a Methodist Minister, and father of Phillip and Hugh Sherlock, scholars of national and international repute.  The school was housed under the cellar of the Grateful Hill Methodist Church termed, ‘The Dark Hole of Calcutta’.  After much representation, petition and demonstration from the community, the Department of Education of 1938 erected the Grateful Hill Government School at the present site. Two (2) barrack-type wooden buildings constructed to accommodate three hundred students (300). 

How will the funds be used?

The Pledge2Build campaign was developed to raise funds for capital improvement of early childhood and primary institutions across Jamaica. This is to ensure that the schools are safe and provide children with a conducive learning environment.

The funds raised will be used to carry out the following scope of works at the school: 

  • Construct bathroom for Infant Department 
  • Construction of classrooms
  • Renovation of administrative building to include computer lab/reading room, staff room and bathrooms 
  • Refurbish leaking roof and windows 
  • Renovation of the canteen 
  • Repairs of both male and female lavatories 
  • Treat  Termite                                                                                                                            

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Karen Chung

$100 USD

Kimone Gooden

$150 USD

Anonymous Donor (s)

$18 USD

Anonymous Donor (s)

$10 USD

TWill Panache

$50 USD

JN LIVE JA$ Donor (s)

$4 USD

JN LIVE JA$ Donor (s)

$2 USD

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$334 USD pledged

target $50,000 USD


days to go

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Project Location:

  Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica