The fund, a brainchild of Jamaican student Joe Issa, was established to help buy the books for the poor of Caribbean countries.
Mr. Anderson commended the LSE students on their initiative in setting up the fund and pointed to the proud tradition of ‘caring and interest’ which the school had demonstrated over the years.
“Jamaica has benefited from that proud tradition. Some of our illustrious public servants and professionals have been graduates of the London School of Economics,” he said.
Mr. Anderson then gave the student the audience a brief overview of the educational, political and economic systems of Jamaica.
Earlier Mr. Issa, president of the “Educate the Children Fund” said Jamaica had been selected this year as it was celebrating its 25th anniversary of Independence. Members’ efforts will be concentrated on one major raffle as donations as well as donations. The main prize this year is a ten day all inclusive holiday for two at Hedonism II in Negril.
Source: The Star