CHASE Builds New Building for Unity Primary and Infant School, Trelawny

21 Nov, 2019

A new building for the infant department at the Unity Primary and Infant School, was officially opened on November 14, 2019.  The renovation and expansion of the school, located in Bunkers Hill, Trelawny, was undertaken with a $28.4 million grant from the CHASE Fund.  The project included the renovation of the existing building into three classrooms; the construction of a kitchenette, sickbay, bathroom facility, storeroom, perimeter fence and administrative office; and the provision of kitchenequipment, classroom furniture, sickbay furniture and play equipment.

Infant building before CHASE intervention


This Infant department was once a stand-alone basic school formally known as the Unity Basic School. However, in September 2015, under the Ministry of Education’s Rationalization programme, this basic school was converted into an infant department.  The Infant Department now caters to 60 students from the communities of Wakefield, Adelphi, Drumilley, Deeside and Bunkers Hill.

CHASE CEO, W. Billy Heaven, cuts the ribbon to open the new school building on November 14, 2019. With him are from left: Member of Parliament, Victor Thomas; Principal, Pauline White-Anderson; and Veneisha Morgridge, Education Officer Region 3; and Unity Primary and Infant School students.