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The recently formed Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation, (JECDF) has partnered with the Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Inc (Jamaica), to help provide care and financial assistance for Jamaica’s children in need.
The JECDF through its founder and patron. Mrs. Lorna Golding, wife of Prime Minister Bruce Golding, last night announced a $100,000 donation to the EFCCI.
Mrs. Golding made the announcement of her Foundation’s contribution at the annual fund raising dinner of the EFCCI at the Mona Visitors Lodge at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus last night (June 22)
The Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Inc (EFCCI) is a non-profit educational and charitable organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Florida in 2003, and which now has a branch in Spanish Town, St Catherine.
The EFCCI will be developing a Children’s Village in Clarendon on a 5-acre property donated by Mr. Hemsley Johnston, a centenarian. President of EFCCI, Pastor Leon Wellington in outlining the plans for the Jamaica branch of the Foundation said it would be taking children from off the streets and provide homes for them. The Foundation has already refurbished a house on the property and will be constructing other houses, providing skills training and a medical complex on the property.
The EFCCI last night presented Mr. Hemsley Johnston with the Beacon of Light Award for his contribution to the Foundation. Also receiving the Education Award for Youth Achievement was Damion Mitchell, a member of the 2007 Northern Caribbean University Imagine Cup team which topped the Caribbean and Central American Region in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. The presentations were made by Prime Minister Bruce Golding who was also the special guest speaker at the fund raising dinner.