Kingston YMCA to get $3.5m assistance — Grange

Latest News

Kingston YMCA to get $3.5m assistance — Grange

Monday, December 07, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says her ministry will be providing $3.5 million in assistance to the Kingston YMCA.

The minister said this action followed a request from the prime minister in response to a request from Kingston YMCA for urgent help to meet operating costs.

“Kingston YMCA faced difficulties to cover the cost of operating its facilities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the pandemic, YMCA has not been able to offer its services, especially its Summer Camp and Learn to Swim Programme,” Grange said.

“This money, which the ministry has made available through the Sports Development Foundation, will assist YMCA to offset expenses for the remainder of the calendar year,” she added.

In responding to the donation, Sarah Newland Martin, Administrator/General Secretary for the Kingston YMCA said, “Thanks to the prime minister and Minister Babsy Grange for answering our call. The funds will help the 'Y' to continue its work with 'at risk' youth and in the field of Sports Development.”


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT