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After this year staging of the 29th Summerjam Festival , the promoter donated the sum of 2482,- EUR towards HELP Jamaica! The money was collected at the festival guestlist.
Big up and thanks from the entire HELP Jamaica! crew to the production team and Contour Music as the promoter, for the great and continuous support over the years.
Your support very much appreciated and a great help in financing the daily operation of our Education Center.
It’s a day event (2pm -10pm) with a great line up of artists such as Randy Valentine one of the most talented upcoming artists from the UK, Cali P the lyrical fiah, Conkarah – one of the most promising new artists from Kingston as well as the German newcomer of the year 2013 Miwata.
Musical back up and juggling by Luiggis Finest, Zapata Soundz, Yardstyle Sound and a surprise guest-sound soon t.b.a.
Check the Facebook event for updates.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to HELP Jamaica!
Congrats to all of our GSAT students, who passed their exam successfully! Regular attendees of the Education Center achieved great results with exceptional passes and will now attend traditional High Schools like Ardenne, Merl Grove, Holy Childhood, Queens, Oberlin, Kingston College, Jamaica College and Calabar.
We are happy and proud of the regular attendees to our Center, who did so well!
Education For A Change!
On request from some of the parents and adults visiting the Center regularly, we have now started a daily “Adult Literacy Program” with focus on reading and writing. These classes are held simultaneously with our computer classes held Mondays through Fridays.
Time to big-up our dedicated team once more!
We are now operating a 12 hour full scheduled program for all age-groups.
Newspaper Reading Corner established
We have recently established a Newspaper Reading Corner, offering the Daily Gleaner and Daily Observer. It enjoys great popularity as persons visit regularly to check for the latest news, and to view the job offers and employment opportunities.
A great initiative by our team and a much appreciated addition for the community.
On May 14th we were visited by Mr. Hugh Cross, Chief Executive Director, together with Mr. Everold Simms, Project Director of the Universal Services Fund. They brought a Canadian consultant and five other persons from Papua New Guinea to observe our Computer Center and the work we are doing in this inner-city community.
They expressed “glad tidings” stating that our Center was exceptional, as the programs offered; as a non-profit organization was displaying exceptional work in encompassing the computer as a learning tool for this and other surrounding communities.
We are noted as one of the best organizations that received computers from the Universal Services Fund.
Big up Mrs. Virginia Chin (our CEO) and the rest of the team and all volunteer teachers who do an excellent job day by day accomplishing such successes! At this point we need to send a special big up to our team member and IT teacher Mr. Otto Mcleod for his dedicated and outstanding work at the Center.
See a collection of various approval writings we received from institutions, partnering organizations, schools, the police, community members and visitors of the Education Center to acknowledge our effective work accordingly to our motto: Education For A Change!
From nothing to something!
we are very happy to announce that the Belgium Reggae Geel Festival will support HELP Jamaica! from now on also!
Big up & thanks to the Reggae Geel Festival team not only for their generous donation of 1.500,- EUR, but also for giving us the opportunity to represent with a HELP Jamaica! info-booth on the festival ground.
We want to express our gratitude towards our friends from the EDB Family who help us to encourage the children, and at the same time raise awareness for our work in Cassava Piece by visiting us regularly and bringing various artists to the Center.
On Wednesday May 14th recording artist Mikey General visited the Center to sing and interact with the children. The kids who were excited, gathered on the lawn to listen to some uplifting and encouraging words by the singer. It was a wonderful experience for the kids and a great afternoon.
Just two weeks before Mikey General’s visit, artists and musicians Exile Di Brave, Kazam, and Dr. Althea Neblett visited the Center to share an afternoon with music and joy to foster creativity and unity. The children enjoyed both performances as well as explored the instruments themselves under professional supervision. It was a joyful jam session with everybody singing, jamming and playing different musical instruments on the front lawn of the Center.
Exile Di Brave & Kazam at the Center
Check out this new song by Exile Di Brave and the wonderful video showing scenes from our Education Center in Cassava Piece! Give thanks for the support given by the EDB family!!!
Exile Di Brave – HUNGRY Official Music Video
Big up our media partner Reggaeville for another free full-page advertisement in the latest Festiville Magazin!
Download the magazine as pdf to get all info for the 2014 Festival Season and while you are at it – have a look at page 129.
Our team members prepared a paper chase (Treasure Hunt) for the children’s enjoyment and the traditional Easter Bun was donated by Mr. Brandon Chang of The Purity Bakery at Valentine Drive, Kingston 19.
The team served the generously donated ‘Miss Birdie – Purity Buns together with the traditional cheese to the children before the Easter holidays. Thanks to our dedicated volunteer teachers for the daily CXC-preparation courses which were held over the Easter break, in the evenings. The Center was closed to all other activities over the Easter holidays.