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August 15, 2014

Aug. 2014—Jerome Cowan made a decision to do better for himself—better than what was expected for someone growing up in his neighborhood, Parade Gardens, one of Jamaica’s most violent communities.

May 10, 2014

May 2014---For the past three years, 27-year-old Tennesha Rhule has spent her life venturing into areas where many Jamaicans would never even set foot. As a community peer educator for the Jamaica Ministry of Health, Rhule’s job entails educating youth and adults in some of the country’s most volatile communities about HIV and how to practice a safer and healthier lifestyle.

On a typical day, Rhule travels to a local health clinic and several inner city communities, and will round out her evening with visits to exotic night clubs and massage parlors.

March 31, 2014

Project Title: 
Community-based Micro-enterprise Development

Project Overview:
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 42 Months

Contractor(s)/Grantee(s):
Local Initiative Facility for the Environment (LIFE)

March 20, 2014

Project Title: 
Parenting (pilot) Initiative to strengthen the Parent-School partnership in 60 Schools located within Regions 1, 4 and 6 in order to improve Literacy outcomes

Project Overview:
Country: Jamaica
Duration: December 7, 2012 – March 31, 2014

Contractor(s)/Grantee(s):
World Learning

March 20, 2014

Project Title: 
Enrichment Initiative to Increase Literacy at the Primary School Level

Project Overview:
Country: Jamaica
Duration: April 2013 – March 2016

Contractor(s)/Grantee(s):
Digicel Foundation

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