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THE CHASE FUND PRESENTATION TO THE ECC 10 TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 15, 2013 Jamaica Conference Center.

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1 THE CHASE FUND PRESENTATION TO THE ECC 10 TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 15, 2013 Jamaica Conference Center

2 The CHASE Fund 10 Years of Stewardship Established in 2002 by way of provisions of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Act. TO: Receive, allocate and distribute proceeds of the gaming industry for ‘good causes’ in defined areas of national life. Culture, Health, Arts, Sports & Early Childhood Education

3 WHY THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SECTOR Early Childhood is regarded as that period in a child’s life between birth and eight years of age. International research has shown that the quality of a child’s early childhood experience makes a difference - to school preparation and participation - reduction in cost to society of remedial and rehabilitative future actions in later life. - To less delinquency and anti social behavior and produces higher levels of school achievement and social adjustment

4 The Enabling Environment Partners & Stakeholders The early Childhood Commission was established by an act of Parliament in 2003 with responsibility for  Ensuring the integrated delivery of the early Childhood programme and related services.  Guide the holistic development of children including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development  Develop strategies to reach all children particularly the youngest and most vulnerable  Identify training through negotiation with donor agencies to ensure adequate and efficient use of funds  Supervise and regulate Early Childhood Educational institutions

5 Other Implementation Partners  Ministry of Education and its Agencies  Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF)  UNICEF  HEART Trust/NTA  Dudley Grant Memorial Trust

6 CHASE Education Objectives Building of basic schools and resource centres Upgrading/equipping of basic school and resource centres Training of Early Childhood Practitioners Research and development of resource materials Health screening of basic school children Improvement of nutritional status Institutional strengthening of national Early Childhood programmes Public education programmes Provision of out-of-school hour’s child care

7 Chase Performance Data Education Sector (Jan – October 31, 2013)  Allocation to the Sector-25%  Total number of Projects Approved-565  Total Value of Approved Projects-$ 2,389,579,736  Project Bal. to be Disbursed - $ M (as at October 31, 2013)

8 ANALYSIS OF APPROVAL BY CATEGORY (April 2003– October 31, 2013) Category No. of awards % Value Approvals '$000 % Building of Basic Schools/Resource Centers , Upgrading/Equipping of Basic School ,114, Training , Research50.920, Health Screening20.46, Improvement of nutrition , Institutional Strengthening20.417, Public Education30.55, Child Care Centres-- -- Totals ,389,581100

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10 Analysis of Geographical Spread (April 2003 – October 31, 2013) Parish No. of awards % Value Approvals '$000 % Kingston , St. Andrew , St. Catherine , Clarendon , Manchester , St. Elizabeth , Westmoreland , Hanover , St. James , Trelawny81.410, St. Ann , St. Mary , Portland , St. Thomas , Islandwide , Totals ,389,581100

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12 ANALYSIS OF APPROVAL BY YEAR (April 2003 – October 31, 2013) Year# of Projects% Value of Approvals $'000 % 2003/ , / , / , / , / , / , / , / , / , / , / , Total ,389,581100

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14 Infrastructure Development Standard #4 - Guided by the standards for physical environment as stated Early Childhood Institutions should have physical environments that meet building, health and safety requirements; allow adequate space for children & facilitate the development of children and staff The building must be of a solid structure with secure weather tight roof, have sufficient windows to provide good ventilation, proper lighting Floors must be tiled, wooden or concrete There must be clean water supply, safe garbage disposal and drainage systems that meet public health standards

15 Infrastructure Projects Chin’s Basic School – St. Catherine Renovation of School building to include: Three Classrooms Bathroom Block & Sickbay Kitchen & Dinning Areas Security Grills & Play Equipment

16 Hurricane Emergency Response In 2004/05 -Ivan $50M In 2007-Dean$50M In 2012-Sandy$45M Scope of works include repairs to roof, windows and doors, overhaul electrics, replace equipment and appliances

17 Charles Town Basic - Portland Little Folks Basic - Portland

18 Infrastructure Projects Jamaica House Basic School– St. Andrew Construction & equipping of New Kitchen facility

19 Infrastructure Projects Friendship Basic School – Westmoreland Construction of a new two classroom school building adjacent to the Primary school

20 Completed Infrastructure Projects Friendship Basic School – Westmoreland

21 SIGNIFICANT INTERVENTIONS Building Academic Success in Inner-City Schools (BASICS) INITIATIVE - $21.760M  The programme to improve literacy in 28 basic schools and the deliverables would include, diagnostic testing of 2000 students, teacher training through workshops, nutrition support (equipping & upgrading kitchens) & infrastructure improvements (general repairs & renovation to schools) teacher training workshops BASICS Initiative students presentation to CHASE

22 SIGNIFICANT INTERVENTIONS TRAINING  Heart Trust NTA/MOU – Level 2 Completers – 5,826 over 7 years - $98.2M  Scholarships for Basic School teachers to pursue degree & diploma at Teacher’s Colleges 3,098 Awards over 7 years - $263,250,  Training in Special Needs in association with MICO University College Over 1,000 teachers trained to identify and manage children with exceptionalities – Slow learners as well as gifted

23 NUTRITION Between 2004 and 2008 a programme of providing milk to students was funded by CHASE in association with the Federation of Dairy Farmers – Over 400 inner-city schools in Kingston and St. Catherine were part of the programme - $212M A pilot project was conducted in St. Mary among 24 basic schools, approx. 1,000 students. The project produced standard recipes and menus for meals, trained cooks, provided food service equipment for the participating schools - $15M SIGNIFICANT INTERVENTIONS

24 IMPACT ASSESMENT FINDINGS FROM STUDY A sample of 48 education projects from the population 222  Improved learning facilities island wide  Assisted the ECC in achieving some of the 12 standards for the sector  Teacher training improved diploma level HEART Trust/NTA – level 2

25  Emergency response programme assisted with post hurricane Ivan & Dean rehabilitation  Improvement in nutrition and attendance  Schools well equipped; increased enrollment (especially in newly built facilities) FINDINGS CONT’D

26 Strategic Direction Teacher Training Professional upliftment – upgrade from diplomas to undergraduate & postgraduate degrees Infrastructure - Support the rationalization of un-utilized space in Primary Schools and the mergers of the Basic Schools Special Projects – through public/private partnerships and using creative financing models


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