The worries of having to find an empty room conducive for a child who is feeling ill, and the inconveniences of having treatment administered in discomfort are
finally over for the children and staff of the Hanbury Children’s Home. They now bask in the completion of their new wellness centre.
Made possible through the JAHJAH (Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans At Home) JFoundation, an old building on the property was completely renovated and retrofitted with medical equipment and supplies.
Founder of JAHJAH, Dr Trevor Dixon, said that the project completion came out of a need to help orphans, under the umbrella of health care, and to ensure the home has the additional resources it needs to operate effectively, according to government standards.
At an approximate cost of US$10,000 to US$15,000, over a four-month period (October 2014-January 2015), 20 international volunteers transformed the building to include one xamination room, a dispensary room, a kitchenette, an extended bathroom, enlarged doorways, and installed ramp.