Munga Honorable and Hilltop Records will treat the community of Islington in St Mary to school supplies as they host their return-to-school giveaways.
The entertainer, who hails from the community, says that he is looking forward to the initiative.
“I know and understand the struggle first-hand. I thank Jah for music, but not everyone get a chance to break out of the grind. I did, and I’m a strong believer in giving back,” he said. “I’m obligated to give back to the community. Islington is where I’m from, so it’s my duty to help out my community as long as I’m in a position to do so.”
The event is set to take place at the Hillside Primary School betweeen 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. In addition to the school supplies, there will be bounce houses for the children’s entertainment, as well as food and soup on the house.
Munga says that he has no expectations from the community and is not looking for glory or praise.
“You can’t do these things for glory. You either do it from your heart or don’t do it at all. I know the kids and parents will be grateful. I’m always available to the community. They can tell you, when I’m not in studio or on tour, I’m here,” he said.
Making mention of the number of parents facing difficulties with sending their children back to school, the artiste said that the country had a huge problem, one that entertainers have been stepping up to help alleviate.
“Jamaica, with all its national resources, should be paradise for every citizen. But sadly, that’s not the case. So many of our people are suffering, you know. It’s really sad. This is why you see so many artistes, like myself, step up and help out where we can.”