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
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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
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
Dear Friends, It has been a busy year and we thank you for your tremendous support! Please take a little time to explore our newsletter, connect to the stories and information in the links and learn more about the impact of your giving. This past year we were thrilled to
Hello Friends: This has been a good year for the AFJ. With your support, we have continued to build on a strong legacy for consistent giving in Jamaica. A total of twenty-four programs in education, healthcare and economic development were funded during the 2015-2016 grant cycle. Our well executed annual
We envision a world in which all Jamaicans have access to basic education, healthcare services and economic development opportunities for a better quality of life.