Building

Project ID
71157
Community Name
SPANISH TOWN
Implentation Period
8 Week(s)
Project Status
Completed
Action Taken
Approved By Board
Parish
Project Type Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Request Description
Spanish Town Infant School Sanitation
Social Officer Name
Ayanna Demetrius
Technical Officer Name
Celia Dillon
Sponsor Name
Spanish Town Infant School PTA
Request Description
Donor Name
World Bank
JSIF Amount
$1,535,580.62
JSIF Amount Revised
$34,002.34
Community Amount Revised
$198500.00
Sponsor Amount
$0.00
Sponsor Amount Revised
$0.00
Donor Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Project Status
Project Type Name
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Community Amount
198,500.00
Project ID
73018
Community Name
MULTI-COMMUNITY
Implentation Period
226 Week(s)
Project Status
Completed
Community Poverty
This project is being selected based on a request from teh Minstry of
Education requiring an urgent need to address the problems being posed by several schools across the island that are facing a serious health hazard based on the use of pit latrines throughout the schools. All the schools selected under this project have access to a water supply system and as such can be upgraded to flush toilet systems that can help to prevent a number of the hazards that prevail as a result of using such an archaic system.
Action Taken
Approved By Board
Parish
Project Type Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Request Description
Sanitation for Schools - Phase 1
Social Officer Name
John Meeks
Technical Officer Name
Rudyard Williams
Sponsor Name
Jamaica Social Investment Fund
Request Description
Project Subtype Name
Donor Name
PetroCaribe Development Fund
JSIF Amount
$7,818,694.78
JSIF Amount Revised
$0.00
Community Amount Revised
$0.00
Sponsor Amount
$0.00
Sponsor Amount Revised
$0.00
Project Cycle Type Description
Project Status
Project Type Name
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Community Amount
0.00
Project ID
72938
Community Name
TROY
Implentation Period
358 Day(s)
Project Status
Completed
Community Poverty
The project is in keeping with JSIF's mandate of channeling resources to underserved communities across Jamaica. According to the PIOJ Poverty Map Troy is a Quintile 1 community with 32.91- 45.20 % of residents living below the poverty line according to the consumption based approach. According to anecdotal information received from the community and that from the SDC, the following confirms the conditions existing within the community:
The major economic activity in the community is farming; which accounts for 79% of the employed population. The major crop produced is Yam and bananas. Residents have reported that the crop has not yielded much profit in recent times due to the ongoing drought and the low prices crops have to be sold for. Access to services is average in the community. There are 3 schools a basic, primary and high school. The basic school which has requested an upgrade has a population of 93 students and the next closest school is about 6 miles away. There is a type 1 clinic in the community which provides basic health care other services are sought outside the community. There is no running water in the community; resulting in residents harvesting rainwater for domestic uses. Most of the residents use pit latrines to dispose of waste.The condition of the roads is average.
The community has evidence of strong social ties and social capital as regardless of the level of poverty and scare resources residents still pool together to assist the school through provision of food for nutrition programmes, services for cooking lunches, cleanup of the school and its environs and support of fund raising activities. This level of community spirit indicates willingness to provide community contribution as well as maintain the investment.
Action Taken
Approved By Board
Parish
Project Type Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Request Description
Clarence Brimm Basic School Sanitation
Social Officer Name
Belinda Brown
Technical Officer Name
Gerald Murray
Sponsor Name
Clarence Brimm Basic School PTA
Request Description
Donor Name
Caribbean Development Bank
JSIF Amount
$35,854,932.40
JSIF Amount Revised
$6,123,850.00
Community Amount Revised
$2300000.00
Sponsor Amount
$0.00
Sponsor Amount Revised
$0.00
Project Cycle Type Description
Project Status
Project Type Name
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Community Amount
2,300,000.00
Project ID
72936
Community Name
Berwick
Implentation Period
79 Week(s)
Project Status
Completed
Action Taken
Approved By Board
Parish
Project Type Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Request Description
Hill Top Basic School Completion
Social Officer Name
Alicia Williams
Technical Officer Name
Michelle Howe
Sponsor Name
Hill Top Basic School
Request Description
Donor Name
Caribbean Development Bank
JSIF Amount
$3,023,872.57
JSIF Amount Revised
$0.00
Community Amount Revised
$1.00
Sponsor Amount
$0.00
Sponsor Amount Revised
$0.00
Project Cycle Type Description
Project Status
Project Type Name
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Community Amount
1.00
Project ID
73060
Community Name
ESHER
Implentation Period
253 Week(s)
Project Status
In Development
Community Poverty
The Jamaica Social Investment Fund has as part of its remit, a mandate of poverty alleviation for the most vulnerable. This project will be in keeping with this broad mandate. It will also be in keeping with the Poverty Reduction Action Plan of the Basic Needs Trust Fund as it will be addressing the following:

1. Increasing access to and improving Social Infrastructure:
The government of Jamaica received strong commendation in a recent UNDP report, which outlined that on a macro scale the government of Jamaica achieved a primary has gross primary school enrollment of 100%, however, it noted that the quality of access especially among the poor and in rural areas remained an issue of concern ( UNDP 2012).

A study by the UWI Centre for Disability studies, indicated that there 40, 000 disabled students in Jamaica, only approximately 7000 are registered in the formal school system. This report concluded was due to poor access to these facilities. This project would thus be addressing these two noted reports, which would position Jamaica to achieved developed status by 2030.
Esher Primary school is a model institution for JSIF intervention. It was awarded the best primary school in the parish of Hanover during the Jamaica 50 celebrations, and it has performed above average on two key benchmarks:

1. Grade 4 Test: Achieved above 90% mastery on 2011-2012 sitting

2. GSAT: 70-80% average based on 2010-2012 sitting
The school due to its location serves a number of communities, an especially the most poor and vulnerable. Currently there are 230 students at the school on the government PATH programme.
The community of Esher is ranked as a quintile four community; however this is skewed by it being in a proxy tourism area. Unemployment in the community was over 34% (SDC 2006). Electricity is accessible by over 90% of the residents.
Action Taken
Approved By Board
Parish
Project Type Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Request Description
Esher Primary School - Access to the Physically Challenged
Social Officer Name
Dane Mclean
Technical Officer Name
Andrez Coy
Sponsor Name
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Request Description
Project Subtype Name
Donor Name
Caribbean Development Bank
JSIF Amount
$13,848,355.00
JSIF Amount Revised
$0.00
Community Amount Revised
$3300000.00
Sponsor Amount
$0.00
Sponsor Amount Revised
$0.00
Project Cycle Type Description
Project Status
Project Type Name
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Community Amount
3,300,000.00
Project ID
73108
Community Name
New Works
Implentation Period
379 Week(s)
Project Status
Completed
Community Poverty
This project is being selected based on a request from the Minstry of
Education requiring an urgent need to address the problems being posed by several schools across the island that are facing a serious health hazard based on the use of pit latrines throughout the schools. JSIF constructed sanitation facilities for twenty five schools as requested by the MOE earlier this year. The MOE has now requested an additional two schools to receive intervention: New Works primary and Infant and Kilsyth Primary and Infant.
Action Taken
Approved By Board
Parish
Project Type Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Request Description
New Works Primary and Infant School Construction of Sanitation Block and Additional Classrooms
Social Officer Name
Taneshia Stoney
Technical Officer Name
Rudyard Williams
Sponsor Name
New Works All Age and Infant Department P.T.A.
Request Description
Project Subtype Name
Donor Name
PetroCaribe Development Fund
JSIF Amount
$7,434,079.40
JSIF Amount Revised
$0.00
Community Amount Revised
$0.00
Sponsor Amount
$0.00
Sponsor Amount Revised
$0.00
Project Cycle Type Description
Project Status
Project Type Name
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Community Amount
0.00
Project ID
73054
Community Name
SPANISH TOWN CENTRAL
Implentation Period
138 Week(s)
Project Status
Completed
Community Poverty
The students who attend the Spanish Town Primary School are predominantly from the district of Spanish Town Central which has a total population of 20,097. Data obtained from a wealth ranking survey conducted by the Social Development Commission in 2005 indicates that of the total population 15% are extremely poor, 80% poor and only 5% are considered middle class.

Housing stock differs among the three social classes, as persons who fall within the extremely poor category live in structures that are predominantly made from board and zinc; persons within the poor category live predominantly in concrete and board houses, while the middle class live in concrete houses. Land and housing tenure also differ amongst the groups as the extremely poor capture the house in which they live, the poor rents their houses, while the middle class own their houses.

Educational attainment is another category that differs across the groups as at the time of the survey 25% of the school aged population of the extremely poor attend school regularly with 90% matriculating from secondary school level with three or less CXCs, 75% of the poor attend school regularly with 60% obtaining three or less CXCs, while 90% of the middle class attend school regularly with 20% attaining less than three CXCs.

The data also indicated that only 1% of the youth (15-29yrs) that fall in the extremely poor category are employed; within the poor category only 30% are employed while 70% of the middle class youth are employed.

Despite the challenges faced by the school and its environs the Spanish Town Primary School is known for its good performance. During the last academic year the school achieved 71% Mastery at the Grade Four Literacy Examination, and at the GSAT Level most of its students passed with grades above 70%. Currently there are approximately 500 students on the PATH programme.
Action Taken
Approved By Board
Parish
Project Type Name
Project Cycle Type Description
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Request Description
Spanish Town Primary - Access to the Physically Challenged
Social Officer Name
TaSheka Malcolm
Technical Officer Name
Ray Fuller
Sponsor Name
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Request Description
Project Subtype Name
Donor Name
European Union
JSIF Amount
$38,634,400.00
JSIF Amount Revised
$0.00
Community Amount Revised
$4150000.00
Sponsor Amount
$0.00
Sponsor Amount Revised
$0.00
Project Cycle Type Description
Project Status
Project Type Name
Traditional/JSIF Procured
Community Amount
4,150,000.00