Nathan Ebanks Foundation Extends Its Outreach to St. Elizabeth


“Inclusion” is a word with a simple meaning: not leaving out any man, woman or child, whatever their situation. It’s really important when we are talking about people with special needs. So, as the hurricane season approaches, this is a great partnership among the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) related to … More Nathan Ebanks Foundation Extends Its Outreach to St. Elizabeth

Pay More Attention to Child Safety: Fires, Disasters, Climate Change


This month is Child Month in Jamaica – although it is one of those cases of “every month is Child Month.” The dedicated Christine Staple-Ebanks, the founder of the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, is unusually aware of the vulnerability of our children, especially those with special needs like her own son. The Foundation is organizing a … More Pay More Attention to Child Safety: Fires, Disasters, Climate Change

World Cerebral Palsy Day: Christine Staple-Ebanks Says Quality of Life is Key


Jamaican Christine Staple-Ebanks has much to say for World Cerebral Palsy Day. Christine advocates for greater awareness of the issues affecting those living with CP and their families. Christine founded the Nathan Ebanks Foundation in 2007; it is named in honour of her own son, who has CP. We need to build more support for children … More World Cerebral Palsy Day: Christine Staple-Ebanks Says Quality of Life is Key

Eight Jamaican Women Share Their Wishes and Hopes for Jamaica in 2017


2017 is well under way now, and so far it is looking challenging. You could say, however, that each year presents us with new challenges (and many old ones, hung over from the previous year). I asked some women about their expectations and hopes for Jamaica this year. Here are their thoughts, and I would … More Eight Jamaican Women Share Their Wishes and Hopes for Jamaica in 2017

#mentalhealthmatters: Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network to Launch Referral Network, Awareness Campaign


How many times recently have we said to ourselves and each other that mental health is an issue that truly must be taken seriously in Jamaica? It’s something that is always in the news, usually in connection with a sad incident of some kind – the kind that makes you wince in pain for the … More #mentalhealthmatters: Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network to Launch Referral Network, Awareness Campaign

Christine Staple-Ebanks: A Mother’s Love, and Her Support System


Motherly love is an extraordinary and almost indefinable thing, isn’t it? Whenever we humans encounter it – whether in our own kind or even among animals – we wonder at it. It embodies a fierce and steady passion, a consistency and fixity of purpose and a solid stoicism even in the face of obstacles. Some … More Christine Staple-Ebanks: A Mother’s Love, and Her Support System

Jamaica’s Traumatized Youth: National Children and Adolescents’ Mental Health Awareness Day Inaugurated


We have good reason to be concerned about the mental health of our children and adolescents, as they struggle to grow up in a very tough social and economic climate. So, I am applauding the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, which has been working with the Ministry of Health and others to draw attention to the issue … More Jamaica’s Traumatized Youth: National Children and Adolescents’ Mental Health Awareness Day Inaugurated