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SJF hosts National Parent Awards 2015

The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

On December 3, The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) once again gave its support to the Ministry of Education by hosting the National Parent Awards Ceremony and honouring specially selected parents from early childhood to secondary level schools across the island. These parents, by their actions, have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to the holistic development of children.

The ceremony, a highlight of National Parent Month activities for the past 8 years, took place at SJF member Company RIU Montego Bay. In addition to a sumptuous buffet of refreshments, the awardees  and family members were treated to motivational presentations and entertaining performances. Each of the 24 parents received certificates of honour from the SJF and the MOE, as well as complimentary day passes to one of four world class SJF member family-hotels: Bahía Principe Hotels and Resorts, Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, Grand Palladium Resort and Spa, and RIU Hotels and Resorts.

SJF Executive Board member Gabriel Quintana Mendive of Global Exchange gave the warm welcome and congratulated the Ministry of Education for raising awareness towards such an important initiative. Presentations included messages delivered on behalf of the Minister of Education and the leader of the Opposition. SJF General Manager, Karen Donaldson gave the keynote address and praised the parents for choosing to place such value on their responsibilities, despite hardships. She highlighted the great privilege, and the joys of parenting, despite the challenges, and encouraged the awardees to remain steadfast, lead by example and reach out to others.

The Spanish-jamaican Foundation (SJF) was established in 2006 to foster partnerships between Spain and Jamaica through educational, cultural, environmental and community development initiatives. To learn more about the SJF please visit

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