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Rotary St. Andrew North provides Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre Parents with Impactful Back to School Save

Suga interviewed Director of Service Projects of Rotary St. Andrew North, Kecia Taylor on September 9th after their Health Fair, which was held at the Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre in Hannah Town the day before. Suga had some interesting finds.

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a non-profit organization that uplifts less fortunate communities via various community service projects and other social activities.

What is the significance of September to Rotarians?

September is the month where Rotary members, known as Rotarians focus on literacy and basic education.

Why Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre ?

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The Mel Nathan Preparatory School (1994) and Chetolah Park Primary School (1908) were merged under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on September 1, 2018 in order to maintain viability. Both schools are located in Hannah Town, West Kingston in an area with low socio-economic conditions, plagued by violence and water shortages. Mel Nathan Preparatory was established through the charitable trust of Mr. Reynold Scott of the Scott Foundation, a human development agency of the United Church in Jamaica and Grand Cayman while Chetolah Park Primary was a school operated by the Ministry of Education.

What was Rotary St. Andrew North’s plan to help Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre?

Instead of the expected Back to School Stationery Drive, Director of Service Projects of Rotary St. Andrew North, Kecia Taylor decided to take a more holistic approach to education, focusing on Health and Wellness.

Rotary St. Andrew North’s assistance to Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre?

The Rotary Club of St. Andrew North embarked on a two-part project with a value of $1,000,000JMD. They handed over back to school supplies and computers on September 3 and conducted a health fair on Saturday. September 8, providing medical, optical and dental screening to the students.

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Rotary Club of St. Andrew North’s handing over of Back to School Supplies to Chelotah Mel Nathan Medical Centre (Left to Right: President Lori Chuck, Past Pres. Jolly, Immediate Past Pres. Andrew Jackson, Principal Tamara Rowe, Dir. of Service Projects, Kecia Taylor, Past President Michael Martin, Pres. Elect Ann Marie Curtis)
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Computers handed over to Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre from Rotary St. Andrew North

Did you know?!

Interestingly, in discussions with Principal, Tamara Rowe during planning, most students already had school bags but did not have the essential items such as books and pens. If this is the case across the board, parents may have it all wrong.

Age range of Students

Students are as young as 3 years old and the oldest included students who just left the school after sitting the GSAT Examination, but they still benefited from the health fair.

Level of Participation

The majority of students did not get their medicals as yet and 125 parents showed up at the Health Fair between the hours of 9am-2pm, where some had 2 or 3 children.

What were the logistics to aid children on the day?

A sequential numbering system was assigned at the gate and registration  proceeded in that order. At registration, Rotaractors (Ages 18-30 in Rotary’s youth arm Rotaract clubs, New Kingston and U.W.I Mona) and teachers assessed immunization records and commenced the completion of the Ministry’s Health Form. Each child was also assigned a ticket for a snack and optical assessment.

The Rotary Club of St. Andrew North and the U.W.I Rotaract Club recognized September 8 as the day to improve the literacy of our children by donating books to the newly merged school and reading to the students while they waited to be ushered to the medical teams.

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Rotary St. Andrew North members along with Members of the U.W.I Mona and New Kingston Rotaract Clubs that assisted on the day.

Cheers to the Volunteers:

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Medical, Dental and Optical Assistance

All 125 children received medical, dental and optical assessments.

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Dr. Renne Badroe administering a medical on one of the children.

A lot of the children were immunized, but have never seen a dentist.

Teeth cleaning was performed on 32 children, using all the time available on the day. Gift packages were distributed to maintain and encourage good dental hygiene.

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Teeth cleaning being provided by Kirk Distributors in their mobile unit on September 8, 2018 at the Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre Health Fair.
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Optical assessments being provided by Insight Optical.

What will happen to the Children who need further optical assistance?

The parents were advised to seek assistance at the neighbouring area clinics.

However, Rotary St. Andrew North is looking at other detailed optical assessments and prescription eye glasses as a continuation of this project and will be looking at the continued needs of the school.

Sponsors and Volunteer Medical Doctors

Kudos to the Sponsors and Doctors who assisted with this project that made a difference in the lives of many children.

Medical doctors who offered their time to assist on the day were Dr O’ Danielle O’ Sullivan, Dr. Christopher Wilks, Dr. Trudy-Ann Johnson, Dr. Renee Badroe and Dr. Lorrise Williamson and four medical students, Kelsey Williams Racine Ramnatha, Denzel Moore and Obasi Etienne.

Sponsors included Sangsters Book Store, Mailpac Express, One Stop Computers Limited, The Ministry of Education Youth and Information, Kirk Distributors Limited, Insight Optical, Central Trading Limited, Totally Male Club Spa and Salon, Barco Caribbean, Jamaica Broilers Group Limited and Inter Commercial Distributors Limited.

Congratulations to Rotary Club of St. Andrew North for a well executed, holistic project and wishing continued success for follow-up projects with Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre.

Be the inspiration and help to support Rotary st. Andrew North with their next Service Project.

Rotary Club of St. Andrew North

Meeting Place: Altamont Court Hotel at 1 Altamont Terrace, Kingston 5. Ja.

Meeting Day and Time: Weekly on Mondays at 6:00pm

Website: https://www.rotaryclubofstandrewnorth.org/

Instagram: rotaryclubstandrewnorth

Facebook: Rotary Club St. Andrew North

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Dental Fair this week in Hanover!

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Representatives of the Rotary Club of Lucea, Great Shape Organization, Sandals Group and Rotaract Club of Hanover at their Dental Fair last Friday, August 31, 2018.

Last Friday, August 31, 2018 was Day 5 of the Dental Fair put on by the Rotary Club of Lucea in partnership with The Great Shape Organization, Sandals Group and Rotaract Club of Hanover.

They will be at the Lucea Church Hall Centre until Friday this week from 9am-6pm.

Bring your kids, family and friends to get dental checks and to sign up for dental procedures if needed by a competent orthodontics team on site.

Rotaract Club of Hanover

Meeting Days and Time: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday

Meeting Place: Lucea Fire Station

Instagram: @rotaractclubofhanover 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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FREE Medicals at Jack’s Hill Community Centre this Saturday!

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St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, the Lion’s Club of Mona and Jack’s Hill Benevolent Society are hosting a Health Fair!

This Saturday, from 9am – 4pm, come on out to Jack’s Hill Community Centre with the family and get your FREE Medical Screenings. Be up to date with your Health and Fitness.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date for this Fitness Party & Expo!

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The Summer Edition of Fit Fest Party & Expo will be Saturday, July 28! 

There is an Early Bird Special being offered until July 8th, so catch the deal while you can. No excuses!

If you want energy, it will be there. One of my favourites, Andro from Spartan is booked for Zumba and there will be many more fun, energetic, experienced Trainers!

Ticket information

To get your tickets for the Ultimate Workout to burn loads of calories, go to the ticket outlets displayed on the flyer below (Spartan Health Club on Lady Musgrave Road, Hard End Fitness Factory on Ardenne Road etc.)

OR

Buy yours Online at firstlineja.com

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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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The Community of Standpipe and Students of New Providence Primary get Free Dentals, Health Checks and more for a Day!

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The University of Technology Jamaica, Department of Community Service and Development in association with the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains hosted Papine Wellness Fest 2018 for members of the Standpipe Community last Thursday, March 1st at the New Providence Primary School.

Members of the Rotaract Club of Liguanea Plains and other volunteers also assisted with the Wellness Fest.

The students of New Providence Primary and other members of the Community were not only offered FREE Admission, but FREE Dental care, Medical and Eye examinations, Diabetes and Blood Pressure checks, as well as NIS, RGD and TRN Services.

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Students of New Providence Primary receiving Free Dentals last Thursday, March 1, 2018 at their School in Standpipe during Papine Wellness Fest 2018.

Keep up with The Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, Rotaract Club of Liguanea Plaims and New Providence Primary School on Instagram @rclp7020, @rclpja and @newprovidenceprimary respectively.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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FREE Day of Yoga and Pilates Classes at Afya this Sunday!

Afya is having a FREE Day of Yoga and Pilates Classes this Sunday!

Mark your Calendars and bring your friends. Start the year off in a fit way.

*Register in advance*

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Enjoy!

Afya Jamaica (Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing)

Location: 2D Bamboo Ave. Kgn. 6

Ph: 876-977-6735; 876-383-7669

Email: afyajamaica@gmail.com

Website: www.afyajamaica.com/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Happy New Year from Suga!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Wishing you all a Happy 2018 filled with Love, Joy, Family, Friends, Good Health and Prosperity!

I also wish you a gastronomic, Food-filled year, but also hope that your Fitness journey begins this January or continues and is maintained throughout the year.

For us Sports Fans, may the games begin!

For our Volunteers and Givers to Charity, Bless you all. I hope you are joined by more of us this year. Remember Sharing is Caring and helps to build a better Jamaica.

Work Hard and Play Hard Responsibly. Cheers to 2018!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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