Our Stories

  • The Boys of Metcalfe Street Centre

    The UNDP and USAID agreed to fund a multimillion dollar intervention programme designed to provide the boys of Metcalfe Street Centre with emotional and educational support, conflict resolution, psychological support, education up to CSEC level and training in basic skills

  • The Rural Youth Employment Program

    Williams is one of a group of youngsters benefitting from the Rural Youth Employment Project (RUYE), an initiative launched by the Scientific Research Council and the Planning Institute of Jamaica, backed by USAID and the UNDP. The island’s poverty rates are particularly high in rural areas; around 71% of the nation’s poor live and work outside urban centres.

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