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December 13, 2013
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Jamaican starts int'l charitable organisation
André Williams, STAR Writer




Christmas is the season for giving. A Jamaican man who lives in the United States believes such acts of generosity and kindness should be displayed all year round.

As such, he has formed a functional international charitable organisation, based in Jamaica, aimed at providing assistance for schools, communities and groups that desire help.

Director and founder of International Youth Charity Foundation, Father Bentley, told THE WEEKEND STAR what he hoped to achieve.

"I want to help the less fortunate youths in anything as it relates to sports, farming, or anything. As long as it is worthy, and I'm able to assist, we have a wide variety of things planned."

Father Bentley and his team have secured equipment, sporting gear and electronics from an array of overseas sponsors.

"We have sponsors abroad, who have partnered with us, like Nike for sports and Dell Computers for computer literacy and education," Father Bentley disclosed.

With offices located at 22 Derrymore Road in Kingston, International Youth Charity Foundation is seeking to break ground officially and step up charitable activities even more.

Having started out providing small-scale assistance to schools and communities in the form of treats, Father Bentley said he wanted to make his organisation environmentally friendly and more worthwhile.

Father Bentley told THE WEEKEND STAR, "We already have things running because in the past, I have hosted many treats and have provided well-needed assistance to schools such as Rock Hall All-Age and Basic School. We gave them computers and hosted fundraising and put up money so the school can buy supplies."

In the long term, he hopes to set up youth camps and will seek scholarships and other opportunities to assist children.

He also told THE WEEKEND STAR that International Youth Charity Foundation has been licenced and registered in Jamaica since February of this year.

Persons interested in contacting the organisation can do so via their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/IntlYouthCharity, or contact Nathaniel Myers 876-387-2559 or 876-855-2166.

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