More than 190 members of The Links, Incorporated, an organization of African-American women connected in friendship and service, will return to Montego Bay, Jamaica for the group’s third humanitarian trip, a global linkage initiative to enhance the educational, health and welfare of the island nation’s schools and students, that began in 2016.
The Links will have invested approximately one million dollars in the economy and devoted over 5,000 volunteer service hours at the end of this mission trip. The delegation’s ultimate goal is to make a sustainable impact and create lasting partnerships in communities of need throughout Jamaica.
The Links, Incorporated’s members and their families, a record number attending this year, will bring various school supplies, books, pens–all the basic tools needed to better their education to share with students and their families. Included in the donations are 160 Kindle Fire tablets to support youth technology interests and efforts.
As in past years, led by the organization’s president, medical doctor Glenda Newell-Harris, The Links, Incorporated’s members will visit the partner schools participating during the three-year project: St. Mary’s Preparatory, Mt. Zion Primary and Watford Hill Primary schools.
The visit will focus on five program areas: technology presentations, anti-bullying training, arts, oral and physical hygiene, and CPR training for 4-6th graders.
Once again, we look forward to working with the Jamaican media outlets to highlight our visit and partnership over the last three years. Attached, please find the media release for stories and scheduling on-air interviews.
The Links, Incorporated’s National Communications Chair, Pamela Gentry will be on the ground this year to facilitate any media interviews and opportunities. In advance of our arrival, we are happy to schedule any print and/or electronic interviews by simply reaching out to Pamela.