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Primary school in Jamaica enlists the help of Mohawk College students
900 CHML has this story on a group of Mohawk Software Development students who will be travelling to Jamaica next week as part of the college's Global Experiences program, which is funded by the province's Career Read Fund.
Twelve Mohawk students and handful of faculty and administrators will head to Jamaica this Friday to bring modern technology to students at Bowden Hill Primary School. Bowden Hill Primary is located in Jamaica’s eastern region, not far from the capital city of Kingston. According to Jamaican media, the school was ordered closed in 2015 due to low enrolment. The local community rallied around the school and the government agreed to reopen it if the community could boost enrolment numbers. By 2017 the school had 85 students and came to be known as the “beacon on the hill.”
Mohawk College educates and serves more than 31,700 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for five years in a row and is home to the country’s largest net zero energy institutional building. Mohawk is also among the leading colleges in Canada for applied research, with a focus on sustainable energy generation and distribution, additive manufacturing and mobile and electronic health solutions.