American Friends of Jamaica assists worthy projects
Twenty-seven local entities have received grants totalling more than J$60 million (US$470,000) from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) to undertake various development projects in the country.
A significant portion - US$125,000 - was donated to the St Ann's Bay Hospital for the refurbishing of a male surgical ward.
The Alpha Institute also received US$50,000 for the establishment for a DJ training programme at the school.
Executive director of the AFJ, Caron Chung, said the organisation is pleased to fund a programme that can open up many opportunities for talented youngsters.
To date, the organisation has raised more than US$12 million on behalf of Jamaica's non-profit and charitable organisations.