In 1976, Junior Rowe walked through the doors of Riverton Early Childhood Education Centre looking to help bring positive change. Fast forward 38 years later and Mr Rowe, now principal, shows the same level of dedication and commitment.
I am grateful to Fundamentals for Change (FFC), a non-profit organization dedicated to positive change, whose video brought to our attention Principal Junior Rowe’s work.
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The community of Riverton City is located in Kingston, Jamaica, on lands used for the city’s garbage disposal. For years, people in this community suffered from lack of adequate housing and basic infrastructure. The community also carries a negative stigma making it difficult for youths to get jobs or be judged on the basis of what they can do rather than where they live.
Thanks to the hard work of people like Junior Rowe and organizations such as Fundamentals for Change, Riverton City is slowly rising up from the dump.
Thank you Junior Rowe for all those 38 years of dedicated hard work!