The Easter tradition in Jamaica is for gifts of bun and cheese but the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) went several notches above that last week providing an early Easter treat and a computer for the caregivers, administrators and children of the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston.
JHTA Executive Director, Camille Needham and President, Omar Robinson accompanied by Vana Taylor, first vice president and Robert Headley, third vice president, presented the computer to Winston Bowen, the Home’s Manager, on behalf of the JHTA Charity Fund.
Praising the Home’s caregivers for the work they do in caring for their young residents, Needham said, “we have known for a long time about this home and the successes you have had in moulding citizens that can make a positive contribution to Jamaica. You have shown that guided by the right morals, attitudes and traits, children will grow up to be productive citizens of this country.”
Robinson also added his congratulations to the Maxfield Park Children’s Home team on “a fine job” and expressed the hope that “the computer presented by the JHTA would add to the efficiency and effectiveness of the administrative tasks.”
The event closed with the JHTA Executives serving a buffet of food and drink to the “Maxfield Park Children’s Home family”.
The JHTA Charity Fund was established in 2008. Since then, substantial sums have been contributed to organizations like the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) to support their work in safeguarding the island’s children.