Adolescent mothers get baby and school supplies
Adolescent mothers from the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) are to benefit from a large donation of baby and school supplies from the Joyously Unveiling the Master's Plan (J.U.M.P.) Ministries Global Church through its Project Life initiative.
The items include baby carriers, diapers, strollers, clothes, baby food packets, baby hygiene products, and toys, as well as stationary, calculators, and school bags.
Gender minister Olivia Grange said that the numbers of pregnancies among adolescent girls has been trending down but sustained efforts are needed to ensure that they continue to fall.
Executive Director of the WCJF Dr Zoey Simpson said that the generous contribution would go a far way in assisting the young women.
"There are some girls who will be delivering their babies ... so from this donation, we will be able to assist those girls who are in need of those kinds of items. We have 18 sites across the island. Every site will be able to benefit from the donation. This is going to be very helpful to us," she said.
The United States-based J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church is a non-denominational, multimedia ministry led by Bishop Dr Durone Hepburn and his wife, Phuong.