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Eleven (11) students from Alpha Institute participated in a peer leaders’ training exercise conducted by the National Council on Drug Abuse under its recently launched National Ganja Public Education Programme. The aim of the workshop was to create awareness of youths on the changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act; engage youths in frank and guided discussion about ganja usage, while building decision making skills in relation to the use of the substance given the associated implications on their health and future development. (more…)

The Landscaping trade at Alpha is led by instructor Akin Housen and is a stepping stone to teamwork, employment, certification and training in Basic Horticulture.  The coursework is divided into three parts: Practical Skill, Practical and Theoretical Knowledge and the class participates in two field trips to private gardens in and outside of Kingston. Graduates of Alpha’s landscaping program are able to demonstrate proper safety and a useful knowledge of soils and soil treatments. Students learn best practices in plant farming and maintenance as well as the business of landscaping. Special thanks to a great corporate citizen, Camcorp Industrial Ltd, for donating the overalls to the Landscaping program! (more…)

Bruceford Frater (centre, above) earned a contract at RootsFM made possible by a partnership between Budget Jamaica and Alpha Boys School Radio

Bruceford Frater is a recent graduate of Alpha’s Music Technology program and today is doing contract work at Roots 96.1FM in Kingston. Made possible by Budget Rent A Car Jamaica and Alpha Boys School Radio, Bruceford’s responsibilities include recording, producing and preparing content for streaming.  Roots FM is a community station operated by the Mustard Seed Communities which operates a school and residential facilities for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Watch Bruceford’s message below…