Bois Content Primary School Upgrade

The Jamaican American Association of Northern California (JAANC) helped us to make a classroom at Bois Content Primary School much more conducive to learning. The school is the only one that serves students in grades 1 through 6 in the rural area of Bois Content, St. Catherine. Jalawelo, along with JAANC, helped to buy and install removable partitions between the second and third grade classes.

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Too Many Distractions

Before, both the 2nd and 3rd grade classes were carried out in one open area. Putting up the partitions successfully split the area into two classrooms. This was much needed as it removed the occasional distractions and allowed children to focus more on their respective lessons. The partitions put in were removable so that the classroom space could get larger used for group events such as graduation.

Space to Learn

The future of a country depends on how prepared its youth are to function in the global economy of tomorrow.  Grades 1-6 are the foundation years for education. Equipping this school to provide the best education for its youth creates a win-win situation for the community and the country of Jamaica.

The Jamaican American Association of Northern California is a non-profit organization that has been operating in Northern California since 1975.  One of their objectives is to identify needs in Jamaica and to help where we can. Over the years the organization has offered scholarships to high school students and still continue to do so today. JAANC has made small donations to various organizations in need and provided medical equipment to various hospitals across the island.   These are just a few of their accomplishments. More of what they have done and continue to do can be found on their website at