abroad reach out to children's home
The Glenhope Place of Safety in Kingston has received a generous donation
from Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO), a non-governmental organisation
based in the United States. The cheque was handed over by Gary Williams,
chairman of COJO, to Winston Bowen, Director of Children Services
in the Ministry of Health , at the recent opening of the Glenhope
Library on Maxfield Avenue.
The library was
constructed through the collaborative effort of the Children Services
Division and COJO. The Division provided the money upfront for the
structure, which the COJO later reimbursed. The cheque represented
the final repayment.
The COJO, which
comprises mostly Jamaicans and has been providing assistance to children's
homes throughout the island, made further commitment to the development
of the facility when Mr. Williams said that books and computers would
be donated to the nursery.
of Glenhope Nursery, Edna Dacosta-Gordon, expressed her gratitude
to Mr. Williams and COJO for their 'positive involvement in the school'.
She also added that the promised computers would enhance the work
of the caregivers at the facility and motivate the children to learn.