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Fidelis Harvest Implements Measures To Combat Praedial Larceny

Having lost approximately J$150,000 in equipment and an undisclosed value of their crops to praedial larceny, the operators of Fidelis Harvests, Jaymeon and Matthew Jones, made a calculated move to raise funds via crowdfunding to put security measures in place and prevent future losses.

The two farmers signed up their project on the website, a crowd-funding platform that is an initiative of The Jamaica National Group. Five months later, their campaign was 100 per cent funded. Read More

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM


Bickersteth Primary and Infant School seeks help to refurbish resource centre

BICKERSTETH, St James — Bickersteth Primary and Infant School in rural St James is in need of assistance to refurbish its resource centre and to rehabilitate the school buildings in time for the reopening of school in September. Read More

Thursday, August 16, 2018



Disabilities Group Seeks Support To Buy Sewing Machine Through Crowd Funding

The Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights is a small service club of 25 members comprised of mainly young professionals between the ages of 30 and 40.

In keeping with the Rotary International’s areas of focus, the club seeks to foster economic and community development to improve the status and well-being of people who are marginalised and vulnerable. To this end, the Club has partnered with the Jamaica Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (JAPPD), a registered organisation, to provide a group of physically disabled people with an industrial sewing machine to assist in their ongoing enterprise. Read More

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:17 PM


 Local project seeks funding for youth apprenticeship programme

New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO), a regional initiative, dedicated to improving the quality of the workforce and the employability of poor and vulnerable young people, is seeking to raise funds to assist some 2,000 young persons to access apprenticeship opportunities.Read More

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  NEOja2K Apprentice Program

The New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) programme aims to place 2,000 young persons in apprenticeships through a new crowdfunding initiative, using the platform. Read More

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM


 Third Year medical students at The University of the West Indies

(The UWI) are turning to crowdfunding to assist in raising about $4 million to improve the facilities at the Port Maria Hospital in St Mary.

Through their third-year Smoker 2018 project, the UWI medical students will stage a series of events to raise funds to contribute to the resources of the local hospital.

Vikram Asnani, chairperson of Smoker 2018, said they have also decided to seek funding through the ISupportJamaica website, a crowd-funding platform, which is an initiative of The Jamaica National Group. Read More

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:19 PM


  Yadel Home for Children Appeals for Help

The Yadel Home for Children, located in Old Harbour, St Catherine, has outgrown its facility and is seeking funding to improve and expand.

Evon Blair, director of the home, said the facility, which started in 2001 as a project of The New Testament Church of God, under the Women's Ministries Department, was established to provide shelter and care for girls from age 10 to 18.

"The facility opened initially with four girls; and over the past 17 years, has grown to accommodate 21 girls," she said as she underscored the need for expansion, and indicated that "the sleeping quarters, bathroom facilities and kitchen all need to be expanded". Read More

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM


St.Patrick’s Foundation Launches Online Campaign“It Takes 75 to Keep Hope Alive”

The St. Patrick’s Foundation recently launched an online campaign to raise funds to support the skills training initiatives of the Foundation. The Campaign titled,“It Takes 75 to Keep Hope Alive”,  is being powered by the website of The Jamaica National GroupRead More

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM


“Nowhere to Play”- Bethel Primary & Junior High School Appeals For Help via Pledge2Build

Bethel Primary and Junior High School in Hopewell, Hanover, currently has no area on its premises where its students can play. Consequently, the school is appealing for assistance to upgrade its multiple sports complex and to build a parameter wall along its borders. Read More

Thursday, April 05, 2018



THE Maxfield Park Children's Home does not have its own bus, a situation highlighted by Emprezz Golding, television host and chairperson of the home. As such, the children at the home cannot be transported to events or excursions.

“Daily our children brave the streets of the Maxfield Avenue community in a police division where the crime rate is high, facing the threat of traffic accidents, sexual predators and robbers. When they are ill we are forced to rely on costly and unreliable transportation to take them to the hospital, running the risk of compromising their health, especially for those with special needs,” Golding explained.

She said the children have limited interactions with the outside world because the home cannot afford to take them on trips or to special events. Therefore, the administration is actively seeking funding to acquire a bus. Read More

Sunday, February 04, 2018


Haile Selassie High School Gets Big Help

The Bob Marley Foundation has partnered with the Haile Selassie High School to launch an online campaign seeking approximately US$24,000 to renovate the school's music room and provide additional musical equipment for the institution.

Mitzie Williams, communications manager at the Bob Marley Foundation, said that the partnership was in line with the vision of the late music icon, based on his belief that, by using "the arts and music," young people will be empoweredRead More

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM



Hurricane-affected islands to benefit from JN Foundation relief funds

Caribbean countries that were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year will benefit from donations received through JN Foundation's 'Help Our Caribbean Neighbours' campaign, the foundation said in a news release yesterday. Read More

Monday, January 01, 2018


  Bolt to start Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The world's fastest man Usain Bolt will start the Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk on Sunday at the Falmouth Cruise Port in Trelawny at 7:00 am. The event is being staged by the JN Foundation in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation. Read More

Thursday, October 12, 2017


  JN Foundation launches disaster relief fund

The JN Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds that will assist Caribbean islands which were devastated by the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. The campaign, called 'Help Our Caribbean Neighbours'. Read More

Friday, October 06, 2017


  Jamaica’s Neediest Schools Getting Crowdfunding Help

Latoya Harris (centre), National Education Trust public-private relationship manager, with (from left) Philip Lindsay, ISupportJamaica operations officer; Venice Hibbert, vice-principal, Holy Family Primary and Infant School; and Ashauni Ricketts, student, examine the stairs. Read More