As I have observed before, several Jamaican non-governmental organizations are almost on their “last legs” and struggling from a lack of funds and general support. The Possibility Program, founded in 2001 is a multi-agency partnership offering hope and opportunity to vulnerable boys on the street, and is one of those organizations doing vital work that is crying out for assistance. If you know of anyone who can assist in finding them a new home, please contact them as soon as possible.
One of Jamaica’s few programs that helps boys get off the streets is in peril after being told it must move out of its current location. The Possibility Program is in “limbo”, says Leroy Campbell, who has run the program since 2001.
That’s because Heart Trust (which partners with Possibility and provides funding) has deemed the building in which Possibility operates as unfit. Indeed, the building is an older structure, located in the HalfWay Tree area. It is noisy due to the constant traffic, and requires some repairs. However, while Campbell says they are searching for a new location, there have yet to be any prospects.
“Heart Trust doesn’t think this facility is conducive to learning. We need a proper layout and the noise is distracting,” Campbell says. They must move by the end of October or Heart will cease to be a partner. They must also up their attendance…
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