of Jamaica Outreach to break ground
CHILDREN of Jamaica Out-reach (COJO) from New York will be breaking
ground to build a library at the Glenhope Nursery on Tuesday, April
3.The group will also make a presentation of wheelchairs and a cash
donation of US$11,000.
The money was
raised from their 5th Annual Benefit held December last year at the
Ariana Waterfalls in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. The grounds
will be broken to build the library by John Junor, Minister of Health.
Special Envoy for Children, Ambassador Marjorie Taylor, and Mr. Winston
Bowen, director, in the Children's Services Division in the Ministry
of Health, are also expected to be there. Last year, a cheque for
US$10,000 and nine wheelchairs were presented to the nursery.
In 1998, Marigold
Child Care Centre was a recipient of COJO's generosity, receiving
over US$7000. Other recipients included the Alpha Boys' Home. Since
COJO's inception five years ago, we have seen the need to give back
to the children of Jamaica, said Chairman Gary Williams. Most times,
although aware of the suffering and misfortune of others, we believe
the problem is too large for us to make a difference, so we do nothing
at all, he added.
Mr. Williams said
God has been very good to him and with each passing year He has been
more benevolent. Williams said one person can make a difference, and
the knowledge he has gained has sustained him and has given him the
strength and perseverance to move forward.