AOC Occupational Therapy Workshop for Children with Disabilities
Working with young children and adolescents over the years Association of Clubs (AOC) based in Westmoreland has observed that some children have some form of disability. During their 2009 Summer Camp, it was evident that Autism was also quite prevalent. AOC, therefore, sought the assistance of an Occupational Therapist who agreed to work with children and parents from the community for 2 weeks.
UWI/EFJ Port Royal Biodiversity Centre
The project currently being implemented by UWI Department of Life Sciences seeks to modify the existing maturation room into a Biodiversity Centre to present displays on mangroves and other coastal systems and their organism. This will serve not only as an educational facility for students of all ages and the general public but can be a potential tourist stop for visitors interested in exploring Jamaicaâ€™s coastal and marine species. Visitor numbers (which include schools and tourists) have increased steadily since late August 2009. The Centre was officially opened in October 2009.
Northern Caribbean University Watershed
Reforestation of Swift River
Outreach- NCU is also producing organic fertilizer for soil amelioration and is working with some of the Foundationâ€™s other grantees such as Mocho Development Committee. Projects such as Hills United Development Organisation, Ewarton Watershed Farmers Cooperative Society, Jeffrey Town Farmers Association and Rockford Jamaica Agriculture Society Branch stand to benefit.