There’s a popular saying that goes “One kind word can change everything”. But members of the Holy Ghost Assembly Church of God in Kiston Town St Catherine decided to go one step further by doing a kind deed for 100 children in the community on Sunday December 22. Pastor of the Church Joan Fennel says the treat is also part of activities to uplift the mood of the community. Listen to this feature to find out how this initiative is helping these children to expand their knowledge.
Christmas is a time to reconnect with family and friends who you haven’t seen in long time. Many persons also use this time to travel abroad. But for some, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without spending time giving back. For 10 years running the Sandals foundation has been hosting a Christmas treat for children in communities close to their resorts.
A few years ago Clinical psychologist Amanda Fraser celebrated her 25th birthday in quite a unique way. As a surprise, her friends treated her for 25 days to celebrate the milestone. The following year she took the same idea and transformed it into a campaign to give back each year. Listen to this edition of Sharing the Love to see how Amanda’s brainchild is now changing the lives of others.
On a daily basis hundreds of persons benefit from the work of the Jamaica Red Cross, which has been in operation in the country since 1948. Starting out as a branch of the British Red Cross, the unit later transitioned into becoming an independent agency after Jamaica gained independence from Britain. Listen to Sharing the Love to find out how this organisation is impacting the lives of everyday Jamaicans.
Success can sometimes be a two-edged sword. The success of Broughton Primary school in sports and academics at the regional and national levels made it a school of choice in the parish of Westmoreland. However it led to an expansion of the school’s population and created a new challenge for administrators. Listen to Sharing the Love to find out how Broughton Primary School is benefiting from this sponsorship.
Six primary schools in Westmoreland can now replace their Styrofoam boxes with reusable, environmentally friendly lunch containers thanks to a kind donation from the Sandals Foundation recently. The Foundation, through its Solid Waste Management programme, has a goal of reducing waste in the parish. Listen to Sharing the Love to find out more about this noteworthy initiative.
Two friends from Titchfield High School in Portland have decided to pay it forward in a tangible way by making donations to a hospital in a place they once called home. Find out how Dr Gyanprakash Ketwaroo and Wellington Phillips have been sharing the love.
This week: We visit the open seas as hundreds of residents in and around the corporate area benefit from a medical mission out of the United States. Stay tuned to find out who is sharing the love.
This week we hear the story of a Jamaican who went to the Bahamas to assist with the recovery efforts following the passage of hurricane Dorian. Stay tuned to find out who is sharing the love.
This week we share how one corporate entity formed a partnership to enhance health care for one St Catherine hospital. Stay tuned to find out who is sharing the love.
This week we share the story of a rapid response to help Ardenne Preparatory and Extension High School recover from a fire. Stay tuned to find out who is sharing the love.
Jamaica is known the world over for our rich culture. Our love for artistic expression is one of the reasons one organisation decided to use the arts to spread a positive message to wards of the state through an initiative dubbed from the arts with love. The concept for the 2019 staging is called I am Gold and it’s set to feature a package of different performing arts disciplines such as dance, music and drama. The idea behind the theme is to help young children use the arts to overcome challenges.
When a man gets to age 40 it’s important that he gets his prostate checked once per year. This is important in detecting early signs of prostate cancer. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located just in front of the rectum. Therefore a digital rectal exam is ideal for detecting any changes with this gland. The problem is not all men are comfortable with the idea of getting their prostate examined this way and therefore shy away from it.
For many young Jamaicans, the next step after high school is to go to university. However, many are unable to do so because of the usually high cost. That number often includes wards of the state, who generally don’t have the family or support networks to help them overcome the financial burdens of pursuing tertiary education. But thanks to New York based charity, Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc, 10 wards of the state have received scholarships, allowing them to realize their dreams of attending university. The charity is providing $40,000 US dollars to fund the scholarships
This week: Popular dancehall entertainer, Agent Sasco makes donation towards the education of two juveniles in state care. Stay tuned to find out who is sharing the love.
This week, wards at the Mount Olivet boy’s home in Manchester enjoy a back to school treat and career day. Stay tuned to find out who is sharing the love.
This week, we share here how a group of students at the Caribbean Institute of Hospitality in St Andrew, decided to raise funds to outfit their school’s equipment room.
This week, we hear the story of how three early childhood institutions grew and prospered after being adopted by a financial institution for a year.