The CHASE Fund 29-seater coaster bus, acquired for the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), was officially handed over on June 29, 2022. CHASE provided $10M in funding to purchase the bus which is being used to transport students to hospitals and clinics across the island as part of the UWI’s training programme for medical and allied health care workers.
University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Principal, Professor Dale Webber, thanked the Fund and Toyota Jamaica, which had significantly discounted the price of the coaster bus. Professor Webber noted that the CHASE Fund has been a long-standing partner of the UWI.
CHASE CEO W. Billy Heaven said that over the years, the fund has spent $259 million on various projects at the UWI. “We are delighted to have participated in so many ways here, and today is no different. We know that the bus will be used for the intended purpose, we know it will be well maintained, and we look forward to the delivery of good service and better-developed students clinically as they go across the island to carry out their duties and further their career path,” Heaven said.