History

The facility now called The Cassava Piece Development and Education Centre (The Centre) was previously named the HELP Jamaica! Education Centre

This organization is registered as a Non-Profit Charity organization with the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Society and the Companies Office of Jamaica. 

The Centre was also known as the “OLD CLINIC”, a public building that was renovated and refurbished following damage by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. The building is in a long term lease agreement with the Government of Jamaica.  Help Jamaica! first opened its doors to the public in Jamaica  in February 2011.  However, having received project funding from the German Embassy, a second classroom was subsequently added with an opening ceremony being held in March 2012. In attendance were the former Minister of Technology, Mining and Energy and the then German Ambassador to Jamaica.  During this milestone event the first IT (Information Technology) Room was opened in the community. The second classroom has enabled The Centre to meet the needs of up to 80 children and over 90 adults on daily.