DFID Provides Grant to Help Inner City Youth

Photo: JIS Photographer Participants in the ‘Fight For Peace’ initiative demonstrate common moves in capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), at the signing of a grant agreement by the Department for International Development (DFID), valued at $20.7 million (£125,000), at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Headquarters, Up Park Camp, on August 20. The money is for the ‘Fight For Peace’ initiative, which uses boxing and martial arts, combined with education employability, youth leadership and supporting services to help youth from selected communities realise their potential. The initiative is open to young people, aged seven to 29 years, living in the targeted communities of Hannah Town, Denham Town, Trench Town, Fletcher’s Land, Parade Gardens and Tivoli Gardens.

Participants in the ‘Fight For Peace’ initiative demonstrate common moves in  capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), at the signing of a grant agreement by the Department for International Development (DFID), valued at  $20.7 million (£125,000), at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Headquarters, Up Park Camp, on August 20. The money is for the ‘Fight For Peace’ initiative, which uses boxing and martial arts, combined with education employability, youth leadership and supporting services to help youth from selected communities realise their potential.   The initiative is open to young people, aged seven to 29 years, living in the targeted communities of Hannah Town, Denham Town, Trench Town, Fletcher’s Land, Parade Gardens and Tivoli Gardens.

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