Jamaica

Partners

We work with the following organizations and agencies to implement projects in Jamaica.

Jamaica Library Service

We work with Jamaica Library service to assist in training volunteers on how to set up and run a school library. The organization assists in providing books and multimedia resources to support teaching and learning throughout the key stages, and foster a reading and information culture that promotes independent motivated readers and learners for life.

Junior Achievement Jamaica

We work with Junior Achievement Jamaica to help to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

Mico CARE Centre

We work with the Mico CARE Centre to provide training to volunteers in the areas of identifying and working with students with special needs.

Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)

Peace Corps partners with RADA to support their efforts in “promoting the development of agriculture in Jamaica, as the main engine of economic growth in rural communities, through an efficient, modern and sustainable extension service which will enhance the national economy and improve the quality of life of rural farm families.”

Jamaica 4H Clubs

Peace Corps partners with the Jamaica 4H Clubs to provide training and outreach in agriculture, home economics, leadership, social skills, entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyles, and environmental awareness.

Lasco R.E.A.P. (Releaf Environmental Awareness Program)

Peace Corps partners with Lasco R.E.A.P. to support their awareness-building programme that targets primary school level children with the goal of facilitating an increase in the children’s participation in environmentally friendly activities (school gardens, tree planting and plastic recycling) and increasing awareness of the lifestyle/environment correlation.

Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (JaREEACH)

Peace Corps collaborates with JaREEACH to protect rural lives, livelihoods, and ecosystems through interventions that lessen climate change impacts and strengthen the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities to respond.