Thursday, July 31, 2014

Digicel Foundation hosts Community Development Forum

Several key stakeholders and partners from the Digicel Foundation NGO community attended a forum earlier this month - held under the theme "Building Strategic Partnerships  and Collaboration in Community Development."  It was an informative and dynamic event as various NGOs explained how they established enterprises that funded their goals and provided employment for members of their communities.

Digicel Foundation's CEO, Samantha Chantrelle (right) shares a light moment with  LIME Foundation CEO, Errol Miller. Occasion was the Digicel Foundation Community Development Forum , at the Knutsford Court Hotel on Tuesday, July, 1 2014. The forum dubbed "Building Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration in Community Development," was guided by keynote speaker, Dr. Kadamawe K'nife, Director of the Office of Social Entrepreneurship, UWI. Dr. K'nife emphasised the need for all NGOs to ensure that they have a sustainable venture in order to maximise on the social impact they are able to achieve.


Dennis Chung (left), CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) makes a point to Cush Lewis (right), Strategic Manager and Learning Specialist, Digicel Foundation.

Key NGO partners and stakeholders met at the Digicel Foundation Community Development Forum held under the theme, "Building Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration in Community Development" on July 1, 2014. Seen here, Kerry-Jo Lyn (2nd left) Senior Programme Manager for Community Development, Digicel Foundation engages participants in a lively discussion. From left are, Saffrey Brown JN Foundation General Manager, Sonita Abrahams, Executive Director of RISE Life, and Kim Mair, CEO of the Joan Duncan Foundation. Participants were reminded that when deciding on how to spend their funds, they should ascertain the long-term viability of the initiative to attain maximum social impact.

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