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Newsletters from Jamaica

Up until January 2015 our staff in Jamaica regularly put together a newsletter, sent to volunteers working in Jamaica at the time, those signed up to join a project in Jamaica, and to previous volunteers. The newsletters contain information about the country and our projects, stories written by volunteers, advice on what to expect when volunteering abroad in Jamaica, and much more. These destination newsletters are now replaced by a country blog, within www.mytripblog.org. If you're considering volunteer work abroad in Jamaica the newsletters and the blog are a great way to gain more information.


Newsletter from Jamaica - Krismus Smile

2,70MB Jamaica Newsletter - January 2015
December 2014 was all about Operation Krismus Smile. This specific operation was initiated because Project Abroad Jamaica staff and volunteers identified many children in the Manchester communities who were without toys.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Richmond Primary School

2,27MB Jamaica Newsletter - December 2014
In February 2014 the firt block was laid in the Richmond Primary School Toilet facility Project. Nine months later, on November 14, 2014, Projects Abroad Jamaica and the community of Richmond in Manchester celebrated the completion of the facility with a hand over ceremony.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Andrew

2,14MB Jamaica Newsletter - August 2014
When we learned about their struggle to survive in a community where success is rarely seen, we realized that we had not lived like them, we only survived. We did not have to worry about the pain of starvation or loneliness and yet, we felt empty; these children taught us the greatest lesson. Even without prestigious educations or fancy houses, they found fulfilment and happiness in the smallest things;... It is not about feeling better because of our differences but rather, to celebrate our similarities we share through empathy.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Montego Bay

1,24MB Jamaica Newsletter - July 2014
On Thursday June 26, 2014, volunteers in Montego Bay stormed the Town-Centre and carried out their quarterly outreach activity of feeding the homeless. Staff and volunteers were clad in white tops, bow ties and black bottoms to portray a restaurant scene. The activity was not only well received by the individuals but citizens lauded the efforts of the young people who took the time to show the homeless that they deserve to be cared for.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Morgan

2,03MB Jamaica Newsletter - March 2014
The Morgans - Errol and Donna Morgan and their two sons; 19-year-old Ramario and 13-year-old Kemaro - have been a host family for Projects Abroad since 2009, and over the years, have accommodated more than 40 volunteers from different countries.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Hannah Mather-Coe

2,49MB Jamaica Newsletter - July 2013
19-year-old Hannah Mather-Coe, from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, has always had a passion for writing and talking to people; a passion that led to her desire to pursue a career in journalism. After taking a gap year after school and searching for opportunities to gain experience in journalism before starting university,

Newsletter from Jamaica - Joe

1,44MB Jamaica Newsletter - June 2013
With close to 8 years of experience as an engineer, baccalau-reate honours degree PRO volunteer Joe Martin is everything but the average Joe. His boyish looks and soft-spoken nature conceal his wealth of knowledge and diverse skills. He chose to volunteer in Ja-maica because he wanted to contribute to the built environment in Jamaica. He is passionate about what he does and enjoys learning new things.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Sara Linder

1,63MB Jamaica Newsletter - May 2013
Twenty-one year old Sara Linder’s desire to learn about a completely different culture and way of living as well as encouragement from a friend who volunteered with Projects Abroad were the reasons that propelled her to volunteer with projects Abroad in Jamaica.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Jennifer teaches children how to play the violin

2,07MB Jamaica Newsletter - April 2013
Eighteen year old American Jennifer Sterbenz was the first of several Spring Break volunteers to visit Jamaica on the Care Project in March 2013. She is passionate about children and is desirous of helping them lead well-adjusted and practical lives which are as close to normalcy as possible. This passion, though innate, is mirrored in her general everyday choices and in particular her career choice.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Simon Eastwell

1,73MB Jamaica Newsletter - March 2013
Eighteen-year-old Simon Eastwell, a recent graduate from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexam in the UK, wanted to use his love for music to help others and gain some experience in teaching. Simon travelled to Jamaica to volunteer on the Music Project at the Villa Road Primary School in Mandeville.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Care Project Update

1,30MB Jamaica Newsletter - February 2013
The Care project in Jamaica started the New Year with a bang. Not only did we have 16 volunteers but we had volunteers at placements whose diversity could be said to equal the variety of nationalities that come to work with Projects Abroad Jamaica.

Newsletter from Jamaica - Robert Divola

1,77MB Jamaica Newsletter - January 2013
Australian volunteer Robert Divola has been interested in Radio Broadcasting and Journalism and wanting to have a hand in creating his own news for years. So far, while being placed at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Media Group in Mandeville, Jamaica; Robert‟s day is typically quite busy with outdoor broadcasts, recording news, editing scripts, doing phone interviews and much more.

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