Kingston, Jamaica – The residents and caregivers at the Mustard Seed Community Matthew25:40 are feeling safer after the official handover of a state-of-the-art fire alarm and detection system donated by the Supreme Ventures Foundation.  

The handover ceremony, held on December 16 marked a significant milestone in the Foundation’s ongoing project to equip children’s homes across the island with similar systems. Since 2019, fifty homes have received fire alarm systems courtesy of the Supreme Ventures Foundation.  

“When we started on this journey in 2019, our main objective was to improve the well-being of children in State care by improving fire safety preparedness in homes. With the support of the Jamaica Fire Brigade and our partners T&D Safety Consultants, we’ve been able to equip 50 homes run by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) and so we’ve achieved our initial target,” said Chloleen Daley-Muschett, Corporate Communication and PR Manager at Supreme Ventures Limited. “Doing this handover to Matthew 25 during the yuletide season feels extra special as this time of year there is usually an increased risk of fires. We’re very pleased to be giving the gift of safety to these young men and the administrative staff.”   

In addition to the handover of the fire safety equipment and training conducted by the Jamaica Fire Brigade, the wards at the Mustard Seed Community were treated to a festive lunch and Christmas gifts including department store vouchers, mobile phones and other electronic devices. This initiative aligns with the Foundation’s broader mission to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities. 

“We understand the challenges faced by these young men in transitional living, and it is our hope that these gifts not only help to lift their spirits during the festive season but also support with making their entry into the world of work a bit smoother,” added Daley-Muschett. 

In 2019 The Supreme Ventures Foundation signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information for the upgrading of fire safety equipment in children’s homes across the island. The programme was launched by the foundation approximately one year to the date of the tragic fire at Walker’s Place of Safety that claimed the lives of two children.