of Safety for Boys Receives Computer
The St. Augustine's
Place of Safety for Boys, in Chapelton, Clarendon, has received computers,
toiletries, basketballs, and articles of clothing, from Children of
Jamaica Outreach (COJO). Chairman and Founder of COJO, Gary Williams,
who handed over the items on December 11, informed JIS News that this
non-profit organisation was founded out of the need to give back to
the community, and in particular, to give back to children, who are
in essence, the future of the communities.
to children who are in need, children who can't help themselves, because
some of them are neglected, some of them are abused, and they are
not responsible, so these children are helpless. So, we figured that
the best way to give back was through the children," he said.
Mr. Williams said he was saddened by the things some of the nation's
children are forced to contend with, stressing that people should
invest more heavily in the children, "as a little now, will go
a far way in ensuring they become adults, who will assume positions
of responsibility, and contribute to the development of their country."
at the Home, Michael Coward, expressed gratitude for the donation,
and noted that the skills of the boys should improve, particularly
in the areas of computer technology and sports. The New York based
COJO, for the past 14 years, has been working assiduously to improve
the health, education, and general well-being of underprivileged children.
To date, the Glenhope Place of Safety, Musgrave Girls' Home, Marigold
Child Care Centre, and Alpha Boys' Home, have benefitted from the