East Street Junior Centre

In 1940, a Junior Centre was opened at East Street by Mr. Robert Verity and was the first lending library for children in Jamaica and an Exhibition centre for Jamaican artists.

Under the influence of Sir Phillip Sherlock, the Junior Centre has become a safe place where children between the ages 6 -18 years can develop their creative skills and are exposed to cultural and moral values via various art forms.

Today the Junior Centre functions under the mandate of the Programmes Coordination Division to, “provide the facilities  for young people to acquire knowledge, develop skills in the various art forms  so as to foster their intellectual, aesthetic and cultural growth.”

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