Operation Restoration Christian School (ORCS) is a remedial school located in Trench Town. The school offers classes to children in and around the community in order to improve their literacy and numeracy and re-integrate them to the regular school system through the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT). Older students who enter their program are assisted in order to help them enter the HEART program (a skills-training and employment program for Jamaicans).
Restoration Village Farm supports ORCS by providing fresh farm produce (vegetables, fruits and ground provisions) to them on a monthly basis. They also share the food with a Christian mission group in Majesty Gardens, another community in Kingston.
Lorna Stanley, Director of ORCS had this to say “…I simply must take time out to once again and again express my sincere gratitude to you, the workers at the farm and everyone involved in making it possible for not only our students, but the staff as well as indigent seniors in the community to have meals they would not otherwise have had.
It’s truly heartwarming to hear the expressions of gratitude from parents who constantly tell us how much we are helping to ease the burden and feelings of hopelessness and despair…”
Restoration Village Farm has also hosted several field trips of students from the school.