Sector Leader Wants More Partnerships in Education


The success of the partnership between the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board and the Northeast United States (US) Education Sector, launched at the St. James High School in Montego Bay some time ago, has resulted in a call to replicate the model across the country.
This was among the highlights of a recent meeting of the Education Sector, held at the Highland Park Senior Centre, New Jersey.
The meeting, which was convened by the sector leader, Dr. Trevor Sewell of Temple University, Philadelphia, focused on the vision, engagement, results and future plans of the sector within the broad framework of the Jamaica Diaspora.
Initial funding for the duplication and expansion of the project is expected to come through an alliance with the American Friends of Jamaica organization, which launched a fund-raising campaign last December to raise US$100,000.
Dr. Sewell said that the sector’s commitment to collaborate with other groups and organizations to improve education in Jamaica was critical.
“The thrust of the education sector’s current activities is predicated on the central theme of the Diaspora movement, which is to harness the vast reservoir of talent and resources of Jamaicans living outside and who by their deeds have shown interest in the socio-economic development of Jamaica,” he said.
He said that the Education Sector would shortly begin its collaboration with the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica to replicate the model at Clan Carthy High School in Kingston.

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