Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday visited the Mustard Seed Communities and committed to donating $500,000 dollars towards a down Syndrome child of the Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) in St Andrew.
The Prime Minister made his contribution towards three year old Daniella Wright, who was abandoned at the hospital by her mother and MSC took full responsibility for her well-being since then.
Holness said he wants the money to go towards her education and other aspects of her life. He said he will be seeking to get updates on her educational progress and otherwise. The contribution was made through the Positive Jamaica Foundation, an initiative spearheaded by the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister also committed to donating 1 million dollars towards the Mustard Seed Communities for their relentless contribution towards the disabled community. Holness was impressed an said every Jamaican company must ensure their corporate social responsibility is enacted.
Founder of the Mustard Seed Communities Monsignor Gregory Rakisoon, thanked the Prime Minister for his contribution, adding that it will go a far way in assisting the most vulnerable. Monsignor said the contribution towards Daniella will go towards her motion and speech therapy which is costly.
During the Prime Minister’s visit he toured the MSC property which includes the children’s home that houses over 30 disabled residents; the ceramic shop, and Roots 96.1 FM where he was interviewed by Denise Isis Miller.
Holess also brought a number of care packages for the children with disabilities, his way of giving back.