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Last updated: April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022

How one Jamaican is renewing the minds of her fellow countrymen to conserve and preserve energy, one installation at a time.

Thirty two year old Zahra Ennis admits that she has gotten accustomed to the constant questions and concerns when she carries out specific duties of her job. Questions such as “Are you going to go on the roof?” “Do you not have anyone to help you?” “Are you sure you know what you are doing?”

March 30, 2022

In 2017, LaShawndla connected with the USAID- supported Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI). The SEBI program helps microenterprises increase employment, investment, and revenue within target communities across Jamaica in a socially responsible manner, helping them to transition from micro business into small and medium businesses.

February 9, 2022

In celebration of  International Day of Women & Girls in Science 2022, we recently chatted with our very own Jannelle James who is the project management specialist for energy and the mission environment officer for USAID/Jamaica. In this male dominated field, Jannelle spoke about her journey and obstacles she faced as a female while pursuing her dream in engineering, science and energy.   

January 12, 2022

Through the USAID-funded Local Partner Development Activity, the objective of PYTP is to provide holistic and meaningful activities for young people in Jamaica in order to steer them away from a life of crime and violence.

December 1, 2021

While her son participated in the mentorship and counseling program, Kenneille benefited from the Parent Support and Training Program, implemented by the Clarendon Parish Development Committee with support from USAID. The counseling helped her control her anger and learn how to talk to her son without losing her temper.