2011 – Exciting Times for the Blue Mountain Project

Hagley Gap Kids

Blue Mountain Project helps the Hagley Gap District of Jamaica, including its children.

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 brought on board; choosing and mentoring new LIGHTs; planning for 2011 Fun Camp… The list, as always with a growing organization like Blue Mountain Project, is never-ending but always exciting as new doors open up for us.

There is so much going on these days:

We just received a small grant from the Grace Kennedy Foundation, a Jamaican foundation, to provide marketing support for the Women’s Group. Now they can contact potential vendors for their Eco-Weave bags and take trips to Kingston and the north coast of Jamaica to market their beautiful products.

Gwion, with the assistance of Chris Skrabak, a recent volunteer, just finished surveying a major portion of the proposed water pipeline. With this information we will be able to formulate a good budget so necessary for grant proposals.

Zadie is hiring a new nurse who will be a permanent employee. Our previous nurse was a LIGHT but the community requested a permanent medical representative versus someone who was only there for one or two years. There are so many good things to do over the coming months!



About Cathy Skoula :

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. | View all posts by Cathy Skoula

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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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