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The Author Profile: Cathy Skoula is the Executive Director of the Blue Mountain Project in Hagley Gap, Jamaica. She has worked in Africa and Asia to provide emergency assistance and is looking forward to working towards longterm development progress in Jamaica.

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Volunteer with us in Hagley Gap, Jamaica




I am in Hagley Gap for another visit to our Blue Mountain Project programs. Besides the fact that it is nice to see a little warm sun in the midst of winter, it is also nice to have a welcome respite from the seemingly eternal US election campaigns. I realize that Jamaica is a tiny […]






Merry Christmas from Blue Mountain Project




12 December 2011 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2011 is drawing to a close and we are busy planning our 2012 activities. As always we have lots of dreams, lots of ideas, lots of hopes. In 2011, we worked on a number of construction activities. We improved the health clinics, we painted kindergartens, and […]






Please Help Us Help Hagley Gap




The Blue Mountain Project has achieved so much over the past year. Our water program started from nothing but the desire and demand from the Hagley Gap community for clean safe, fresh water. Now we know what we need in terms of clean water and how to get it. We just lack the money. Our […]






Slow and Steady in the Gap




There are a few changes that you have to make during a visit to Hagley Gap. Most circle around the slower pace of life. This impacts  everything from the early rising (yes, the local roosters do not seem to know when the sun rises as they start crowing at 3 am and one goes off […]






Service Learning and Maintenance Upgrades in Hagley Gap, Jamaica




I am visiting Hagley Gap in June and July. We have two large Service Learning Volunteer groups (LearnServe and St. Andrew’s Church) at that time and I will help with their trips. Among other things, we plan to paint some kindergarten classrooms, build a kitchen for an elderly woman, and work on the roof of […]






International Women’s Day in the Blue Mountains




Last month, on March 8, was International Women’s Day, a day of celebration that I am particularly fond of. Women in the US have made great strides since the days that we were considered chattel belong to our father or husband. We have more freedoms, more economic opportunity, more social opportunities, and more equality. But […]






Reflections on Tunisia




I personally was thinking that Mr. Bouazizi should receive the Nobel Peace Prize (he will not though – the Nobel Prize committee cannot award prizes posthumously). His action of protest, while self-destructive, forcefully yet peacefully called the world’s attention to the plight of his fellow citizens. His death inspired fellow Tunisians to take to the […]






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Cathy Skoula is the Executive Director of the Blue Mountain Project in Hagley Gap, Jamaica. She has worked in Africa and Asia to provide emergency assistance and is looking forward to working towards longterm development progress in Jamaica.

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