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Hands Across Jamaica for Righteousness celebrates 20 years

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 7:00 AM
Evangelist Errol Rattray, executive chairman of Hands Across Jamaica for Righteousness, gives an update during the 20th anniversary church service held at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew last Sunday.

Hands Across Jamaica for Righteousness, a faith-based organisation which seeks to address the social ills facing the nation, this year marks 20 years of community outreach and contribution to youth development.

Evangelist Errol Rattray, executive chairman of the organisation, has noted that much has been achieved by the group.

Speaking during a church service to mark the 20th anniversary last Sunday, Rattray said: "The past years of Hands have been some great years; the present is challenging, but the years ahead will be great years that will impact this nation."

Rattray provided an update on the activities of the organisation.

"The main focus over the past three years has been the children's prayer rallies, the MAP keepers and MAP ambassadors programme and the homework programme in the communities of Rose Town and Waterhouse."

Rattray said the MAP keepers are children in primary schools and the MAP ambassadors are students in high schools, colleges and universities who promote the message of the organisation.

Hands Across Jamaica was founded by motivational speaker, Yvonne Coke.

The organisation is based on the principles and application of the National Motto, Anthem and Pledge, and is aimed at mobilising Jamaicans in the diaspora to join hands in prayer across the nation to address the social ills facing the country.