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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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2011 – Exciting Times for the Blue Mountain Project




I just spent a delightful two weeks in Hagley Gap working with Zadie, our new Program Manager, and gaining new energies to meet the challenges of the new year: finding funding to build the water system that Gwion, our Water Ambassador, has been designing; working with all the new Service Learning groups that Haley has […]






Welcome Zadie, Blue Mountain Project’s New Program Manager




I am pleased to announce that The Blue Mountain Project ‘s long search for a new Program Manager is over. Zadie Neufville will join the Blue Mountain Project in January 2011. She brings a vast experience in the media and a strong interest in development issues. You can read all about her on the “our […]






Wisconsin Snow In Contrast to the Jamaica Sun




My area of the world, Wisconsin,  received seven inches of snow the weekend of November 13-14. We went from an Indian summer with temperatures in the 60s to the low 30s overnight Friday. As I was shoveling out the driveway, I patted myself on the back for the purposeful exercise I was getting but I […]






Hagley Gap and the Floods




Jamaica was hit by an enormous amount of rain last week – 12 inches of rain in 36 hours, according to  Gwion, our Water Ambassador, in the rain gauge at the Ambassador house. Everyone is fine in the Gap for the moment and there is enough food, although electricity is out and cell phone coverage […]






The Value of Host Families in the Gap




Woke up this morning to the peaceful sounds of life in Hagley Gap, Jamaica: Children running around playing with odds and ends; Women making their way to the river for water, passing gossip along the way; Wind rippling through date palm fronds; A car straining to make it up the hill. Looking out the window […]






Blue Mountain Project – Job Opportunity




If you are searching for a worthwhile and challenging  job, consider joining the Blue Mountain Project as our next Program Manager. The Program Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Blue Mountain Project (BMP) in Jamaica, according to the policies and procedures set forth by the Board of Directors. The Program Manager reports […]






Sunday Afternoon in the Gap




Sitting on the porch of my host family’s home one Sunday afternoon during my recent trip to Hagley Gap, I glanced up from my computer. I was distracted from my work by a group of boys playing with their toy cars. They were in the midst of repairing a car that had lost a wheel […]






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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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