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February 27th, 2018

‘Short Boss’ delivers to Reliance Basic School5 min read

2017 Digicel Rising Star, Akeem ‘Short Boss’ Smith kept his promise to the students and teachers of Reliance Basic School in Braeton, St Catherine after he won the competition. The basic school was chosen by Short Boss to benefit from the Digicel Foundation grant which formed part of his overall grand prize for winning the talent show last year. Smith, whose daughter attended the school, used the funds to erect a perimeter fence around the entire property, among other improvements.

The school has been serving the Portmore community since 1988 and currently has 48 pupils on roll. Although the school’s location provide convenience for its students from Braeton and other surrounding communities, the lack of a perimeter fence allowed persons to freely walk through the compound, posing a serious safety risk for students and teachers.

According to Smith, installing a perimeter fence was a top priority for him and now he feels alot better knowing that the children are safer.

Judith Royal Gardner, the school’s principal, said that the fence is providing a safer environment for students and they are overjoyed as not only does it provide complete security for the staff and students, It also enhances their school and makes it more conducive to learning.

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