Ongoing Dedication to Help Support the Local Community
Granville All-Ages School is located approximately 45 minutes from the resort town of Montego Bay in the Mountains of St. James and is the primary public school facility that serves this local community that bears its name. With 404 students currently enrolled, the physical appearance of the school was in disarray with many areas in desperate need of repair—until recently.
In October 2015, Diego Concha, the General Manager of Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, received a letter from a lower level employee with a simple request:
"Please help support my child’s school by donating wire to help build a new fence."
New to Jamaica and in search for a community project that the hotel could support, Concha, along with the Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall executive team decided to visit the school to gain a better understanding behind the simple request and see what could be done to help.
Following their first meeting with Principal Brown, it became evident that they not only identified a community project but also created a partnership. As a team, they realized they could have a lasting impact on the physical and educational aspects of the students’ lives from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday. .