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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 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.