After four decades of little or not growth, the Jamaican economy is expected to grow at 1-2% over the medium term. The country is confronted by serious social issues that predominantly affect youth, such as high levels of crime and violence and high unemployment.
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Animating Jamaica's CreativityWith the aim of engaging young Jamaicans, KingstOOn will provide them with a unique opportunity to:Explore the animation as a quality professional development career as well... Show More + as discovering current opportunities in the global animation industry, andInteract and network with professionals and entrepreneurs currently operating in the animation industry in Jamaica and abroad.Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their talent at the event, submitting their work for consideration in the following categories:Best script and storyboardBest experimental animationBest characterBest final animation productThe best 5-10 submissions will form part of a grande finale, which will be screened to a jury of international and national industry experts.KingstOOn runs from June 20-21,2013 in Kingston, Jamaica. Registration for the event is now open and closes on June 1st.Join the conversation on #kingstOOn or on Facebook. Show Less -
Hospitals and sanitation“All community health posts will be assessed by an engineer. Based on this information, the project will support the necessary refurbishing or new construction works,” says project... Show More + coordinator Cupertina Teul, who has been working with the indigenous Mayan women for the past 13 years.“Most indigenous families do not have toilets. And even though primary schools do have toilets, some are in deplorable conditions. These are the issues that the grant activities will address in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other partners like UNICEF,” she adds.Such investments are expected to significantly contribute to the decrease in the rate of worm infestation and anemia in primary school-aged children.Engaging parentsFor many of these children, school meals are their only source of nutrition – even if it means an irregular one. Only 21 out of 50 primary local schools have school feeding programs, none of which is well-functioning. To tackle this issue, the gr Show Less -