Ambassador Jonel Powell interacting with students from the Club Phoenix Programme.

Ambassador Jonel Powell has donated some supplies to the Irish Town Primary School in efforts to bolster its Club Phoenix programme, which focuses on teaching fundamental skills like cooking, sewing, gardening, washing and ironing.

Ambassador Powel said he found out about the programme during a visit to the school where students were learning to iron and wash under the Club Phoenix Programme headed by Natasha Elliott.

“I just want to compliment Ms. Elliott and all the others at the school who are doing it; it is a very good programme and not every school has that going for them,” said Mr. Powell. “I personally would like to see it continue for as long as it can because I think these are good things that all of us need to learn.”

Guidance Counsellor of the Irish Town Primary School, Deslyn Belle-Watson said the programme arose because it was observed by the staff at the primary school that students were lacking those fundamentals skills.

Club Phoenix programme is currently offered to grade three students.