J'cans 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.

Acting Superintendent 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.



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