The Wolmer’s Alumni Covid-19 Relief Telethon, scheduled for Sunday, October 25, is aimed at raising funds to assist students that are facing major financial challenges associated with virtual learning. The event will feature celebrities and other prominent members of the Wolmer’s community.
Wolmer’s is the only certified Microsoft and Google campus with certified teachers in Jamaica. The goal is not only to continue to advance technologically, but to leverage and expand resources to assist two primary schools in the area—Allman Town and Central Branch Primary Schools. Proceeds will be allocated to provide support for virtual and hybrid learning; resources for families to obtain access to reliable internet and mobile devices; assistance for increased cost of utilities (light, water, food, etc.) as students work from home; and assistance to frontline parents with younger school-aged children.
This collaborative Alumni event scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT, will be broadcast/live-streamed from TVJ in Jamaica, South Florida, Atlanta, Maryland and Canada via www.wolmers.org and multiple platforms.
Hosted by Wolmerians Norma Brown-Bell and Francois St. Juste from Jamaica; Dr. Chris “Sarge” Parker out of Atlanta, Jason Skywalker, Tricia Chung Foster and Fabian Lyon from South Florida, the Wolmer’s Alumni Covid-19 Relief Telethon promises to be an evening of enhanced Wolmer’s pride, fun entertainment, favorite memories and renewed connections.
This event will be highlighted by performances from Wolmerians Johnny McFarlane, Parry Hinds, former drummer of Third World, Willie Stewart, international reggae/dancehall artists Valton “VC” Craigie and Wayne Marshall. Featuring popular deejays such as DJ Squeeze, Boyd James, DJ Narity, DJ Ramo, DJ Uncle Kev and DJ G-Nice, the musical vibes will be spectacular.