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The JTA Co-op Credit Union is now accepting applications for its Better Schools…Better Jamaica project

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Will your school be a winner ! The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Co-op Credit Union Ltd. is now accepting applications for its annual Better Schools… Better Jamaica Project. Schools across the island are being invited to submit applications for projects at the various institutions that will positively impact the teaching and learning experiences of the teachers and students. Two (2) schools will be selected as winners both winning schools will receive a share of $1.5m, the first-place school will receive $1,000,000 the second-place school will receive $500,000. Please see below rules for submitting your proposal.

For further details regarding the Better Schools…Better Jamaica Project, please contact Denise Walker, Marketing and PR Officer via email at, Gertline White, Assistant Marketing & PR Officer at or call 876-618-1706.  

Four years ago, the JTA Co-op Credit Union initiated the Better Schools… Better Jamaica programme. This programme was designed to help schools in significant ways to create better teaching and learning experiences for present teachers and students and those in the years to come. Besides this annual programme the JTA Co-op Credit supports various school projects across the island throughout the years.


Each proposal should include:

  1. A letter of intent addressed to:

The Better Schools…Better Jamaica Project

c/o The Marketing Unit

JTA Co-op Credit Union Ltd.

97A Church Street


The letter must clearly state:

  • The name and address of the school, as well as the number of years of its existence.
  • The name of the project.
  • The name, telephone number, and email address of the person(s) who will be responsible for the management of the project.
  • The total number of students who attend the school.
  • The letter must be signed by the school’s Principal and Board Chairman.
  • The school stamp must be affixed to the letter. Where there is no school stamp, the signature of a Justice of the Peace will suffice.
  1. A complete outline of the project to be undertaken which should include:
  2. Photos where relevant, especially if a physical structure is to be constructed or renovated.
  3. A complete outline of how the project, if supported, will enhance the learning experiences of the student population.
  4. How the project will be sustained/maintained in the years ahead.
  5. A total (estimated) cost of the project. The cost must not exceed the maximum $1 million that the Credit Union will donate to the winning school.
  1. Projects submitted for consideration must be those which can be completed by December 30, 2022.

Submission Date and Format

Completed proposals must be received at the Credit Union’s head office on or before June 30, 2022.

Proposals may be sent in as hard copies or via email. If sent in as a hard copy, submissions must be delivered/mailed in a sealed envelope to the same mailing address as above. If sent via email, please send to

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