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UAP2
Uplifting Adolescents Project Phase 2

Participating NGOs:

People's Action for Community Transformation (PACT)

Children First

Jamaica Association for the Deaf

Jamaica Red Cross

Mel Nathan Institute

Rural Family Support Organisation

Sam Sharpe Teacher's College

St. Patrick's Foundation

Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation

Western Society for the Upliftment of Children

Kingston YMCA

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) National Council



What is UAP2?

The Uplifting Adolescents Project (UAP), is a joint project of the Governments of Jamaica and the United States of America and financed by a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) /Jamaica.

The UAP2 is a continuation of activities successfully implemented under Phase 1 of the project, which was managed by Development Associates Inc.

The primary responsibility of the UAP2 is the betterment of at-risk youth between the age of 10 and 18 years old who are not enrolled in schools, have dropped out of school or do not attend school on a regular basis. The project focuses on increase numeracy and literacy among targeted Jamaican youth, through Remedial Education, Pre-Vocational Training and Reproductive Health.

How is UAP2 managed?

The main strategy which PACT employs in working with the selected NGOs is the development of partnership and collaborative approaches to project implementation. To facilitate the process, an advisory committee "Project Implementation Unit" was established. The committee comprise:

Who are the Sub-Grantees under UAP2?

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED
4 1/2 Camp Road, Kingston 5
Tel. 759-2080-1 Fax 759-2081
Contact: Mrs. Betty Ann Blaine, Executive Director

KINGSTON YMCA LIMITED
21 Hope Road, Kingston 5
Tel. 926-8081 Fax 929-9387
Contact: Mrs. Sarah Newland-Martin, General Secretary

ST. PATRICK'S FOUNDATION
1 Grants Pen Road, Kingston 8
Tel. 925-5994 Fax 925-2456
Contact: Mrs. Beth Koplovsky, Chief Coordinator - Operations

JAMAICA RED CROSS
Central Village, Spanish Town, St. Catherine
Tel. 984-7860 Fax 926-7246
Contact: Ms. Yvonne Clarke, Director General

WOMEN'S CENTRE OF JAMAICA FOUNDATION
42 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10
Tel. 926-5768 Fax 960-7551
Contact: Mrs. Beryl Weir, National Director

YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION NATIONAL COUNCIL
2H Camp Road, Kingston 5
Tel: 928-3023
Contact: Ms. Mildred Dean, General Secretary

MEL NATHAN INSTITUTE
31 Mannings Hill Road, Kingston 8
Tel . 931-4989 Fax 926-7246
Contact: Mrs. Jane Dodman, Executive Chair

RURAL FAMILY SUPPORT ORGANISATION
2 Brooks Edge (Off Brooks Ave.)
May Pen, Clarendon
Tel. 902-3414
Contact: Ms. Joyce Jarrett, Director

WESTERN SOCIETY FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF CHILDREN / CHILDREN FIRST
Shop #19, Filandy Center, 26 Marion Way,
Montego Bay
Tel. 952-3377 / 979-9879
Contact: Ms. Glenda Drummond, Coordinator

JAMAICA ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF
9 Marescaux Road, Kingston 5
Tel. 926-7001 Fax 926-6631
Contact: Ms. Iris Soutar, Executive Officer

SAM SHARPE TEACHERS' COLLEGE
Granville, Montego Bay
Tel. 952-4000-2 Fax 952-0862

Project Outcomes

Improved NGO delivery of literacy programs through:

  • Efficient management/administration of the NGO program
  • Implementation of NGO youth program
  • Remedial Education
  • Pre-vocational Training
  • Reproductive Health
  • Policy Agenda established and implemented in support of youth.

For further information please contact:

PACT Secretariat
Florette Blackwood,
Programme Director
2-6 Grenada Crescent, Kingston 5
Phone: (876) 920-0334/6385
Fax: (876) 920-7208
Email: pactsec@cwjamaica.com
uap2@flashmail.com

USAID/Jamaica
Joan Davis
Project Management Specialist
2 Haining Road
Kingston 5, Jamaica
Tel. (876) 926-3645/ 929-8789
Fax: (876) 929-9944


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