US$5,000 Donated To Liberty Hall


Liberty Hall in downtown Kingston, the former headquarters of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), has received a US$5,000 donation from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The money has been given under UNESCO’s information and communication programme, to fund the research and development of a prototype for a new multi-media facility at Liberty Hall. Additionally, two computers have been donated to promote primary education. These will be used in the implementation of a databank, skills referral and education service, with particular emphasis on young people.
The computers were handed over by Jocelyne Josiah, UNESCO’s Regional Adviser in Communications and Information, to Chairman of Liberty Hall, Professor Rupert Lewis, at a recent ceremony.
A database on National Hero, Marcus Garvey and an interactive museum will soon become accessible to the public, together with training in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet skills.
The use of ICT remains high on the agenda of the ‘Friends’ of Liberty Hall, to ensure that the facility plays a pivotal role in rekindling the spirit and philosophy of its founder, Marcus Garvey, an internationally acclaimed champion of pan-Africanism.

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