The AFJ held its annual Grant Award Ceremony at the US Embassy in Kingston on April 17, 2018. Forty-one organizations received grants at the ceremony, bringing the total amounts of the grants for the year to nearly US$600,000. Members of the Board of the AFJ, Executive Director Caron Chung with
The American Friends of Jamaica, Inc. Raises Over U$350K in New York NEW YORK (October 24, 2017) -The energy was electric on Monday night (October 23rd) in New York City as the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) honored Joseph M. Matalon, Vincent HoSang, Cecil Sam Wright. A performance by Busy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFJ DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO JAMAICA WITH U$470K (JA$60 MILLION) IN GRANTS NEW YORK, NY March 23, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the American Friends of Jamaica, Inc. (AFJ) will travel to Jamaica to preside over the annual official Grant Ceremony and a series of outreach
Project Sprout is a program designed to improve early childhood education at selected basic schools where the children are performing below 50% school readiness, aiming to increase their readiness to 90%. In collaboration with the Sandals Foundation, the AFJ implemented this program at the Moneague Teachers College Basic School, which
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Race Course Primary School, located in south Clarendon, used the 2015 grant from the AFJ to update their facilities that serve over 600 students. The project included the renovation of 4 separate facilities, 2 boys and 2 girls, replacing 12 face basins, 10 toilets, and 6 urinals overall, as well
SOS Children’s Villages was founded in Jamaica in 1970, and since that time has grown to construct two children’s homes, located in Barrett Town, Montego Bay and Stony Hill, St. Andrews. SOS Children’s Villages provides permanent homes to children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or whose families are unable to