Sandals, Marley foundations unite to help Women's Centre
On June 10, two of the Caribbean's most renowned brands, the Sandals and the Bob Marley foundations, handed over 20 computers to the Women's Centre of Jamaica (WCJ) to assist with the new modality of delivery of the CSEC programme.
Executive director of the WCJ, Dr Zoe Simpson, said she was ecstatic to receive the computers equipped with software, as they have struggled in some centres with as much as eight teenagers using one computer during class. The Virtual Delivery Infrastructure Programme at the WCJ, started in September 2015, offers distance learning through its seven centres and 12 outreach sites across the island. Dr Simpson highlighted how difficult it was before the initiation of the programme for the young mothers to travel to Kingston from all over the island for classes.
The donation of the computers was another project under the Women Helping Others Achieve (WHOA) programme that was launched in February 2016. Director of programmes at Sandals Foundation, Heidi Clarke, highlighted that the WHOA programme seeks to address several areas of need for women across the Caribbean.