American Friends of Jamaica assists worthy projects

April 06, 2017
Pcitured (from left) president of the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), Wendy Hart; environmental officer, Sandals Foundation, Jonathan Hernould; AFJ director, Jim Cada; and AFJ executive director, Caron Chung, display a US$125,000 representational cheque for the refurbishing of the St Ann's Bay Hospital's male surgical ward. The hospital is among 27 entities, which have received grant funding totalling over J$60 million from the AFJ, to undertake various development projects in the country. The presentation ceremony was held on Tuesday 3 at the United States Embassy in St Andrew.


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.

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