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Sep
10

Turning youth with bad experiences into farmers and business people

In a rural community called Watsonville, near Moneague, St Ann, several high school dropouts and persons having reached the grade nine level, have been given the opportunity to have a chance at alternative education at the Village Academy School of Agriculture. Opened in September, 2015, on a section of the Methodist land in the community, […]

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Jul
25

Village Academy agriculture school opens in St Ann

The new agricultural school in St. Ann opened its doors yesterday (September 7) with seventy-three students enrolled. Registration and orientation of students are taking place this week at Village Academy and the operators expect the number of students to increase. The school will have three locations: a facility to be built in Haddon, in addition […]

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Jul
25

Private Skills Academy For Farmers

The private sector-connected planners behind the revamped Village Academy in Moneague, St Ann hope that at the end of the first 18 months of training young farmers, the project would have produced a surplus fund graduates in start-up agribusiness ventures. The Village Academy, formerly a programme held in the Cochrane Centre for school drop-outs – […]

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Jul
25

Rising From The Ash

Two of the four primary schools in St Ann, closed by the Ministry of Education because of low attendance, will be transformed into agricultural training institutions. Under a project being implemented by the Sandals Foundation, the Methodist Church HEART Trust/NTA, the Jamaica Agricultural Society and Digicel, Watsonville and Jeffreyville primary schools in South East St […]

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Jul
25

Two Closed St Ann Primary Schools To Reopen As Agricultural Academies

Two of the four primary schools in St Ann, recently closed by the Ministry of Education for low attendance, will be repurposed as a new agricultural school. The Watsonville and Jeffreyville primary schools in South East St Ann are to become the Village Academy. The Sandals Foundation has partnered with the Methodist Church, HEART Trust/NTA, […]

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