NCU and Westwood take home over 500,000 in cash and prizes at the Girls in ICT Day Caribbean Hackathon

Kingston, Jamaica - Thursday, May 3, 2018: Anticipation was high for the second staging of the Girls in ICT Day Caribbean Hackathon last Thursday, April 26, 2018, organized by woman-led, SheLeadsIT and Change Makers Development. The girl hackers enthusiastically filed into the UWI Mona Visitor’s Lodge to participate in various hackathon activities including website and mobile app development, podcasting, animation and gaming.

The theme of the event was #SafeGirlsSafeFuture and featured 18 hackathon teams from high schools, Universities an Colleges, across the island. The girls used... read more

Sarrah-Ann Allen-Going Beyond The Ordinary

FOR 17-YEAR-OLD Sarrah-Ann Allen, going beyond the ordinary is something she often does in just about every aspect of her life. The lower sixth-form student at Ardenne High has copped 10 ones at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate level, plays two sports, and is actively involved in school and community life, leaving nothing to chance and strategically charting a solid future for herself.

“Growing up, my parents inspired me to go beyond the ordinary, so from I was younger I was always involved in sports and doing well academically,” she tells Youthlink. Living with both... read more

Mayberry invests in literacy

Kingston, Jamaica - May 09, 2018 – Investment Brokerage house, Mayberry Investments on Tuesday, embarked on another mission to encourage the nation's children to enjoy and improve their reading skills during the annual Read Across Jamaica Day. Read Across Jamaica is an international literacy program formed to foster a love of reading in children in Jamaica and the Diaspora. The reading activities coincided with Child Month celebrations and, since its inception in 2003, organizations have collected and distributed books to schools in an effort to engage young people in literacy activities... read more

Munro is the 2018 Burger King National Secondary Schools Debate Champion

Kingston, 8 May 2018 - After six rounds of grueling arguments for and against, Munro College emerged winners of the 2018 Burger King National Secondary Schools Debate Competition. Over 60 schools participated in the competition leading up to the nail-biting final between Mannings High School and the Munro College. 
The teams presented either for “The Government” or “The Opposition” on the moot “This House prefers the implementation of social intervention strategies as opposed to the Declaration of States of Emergencies in high crime areas”.
Munro, representing “... read more

Judging of the Katalyxt’s 2017/18 Youth Innovators’ Competition (YIC) 

Katalyxt a subsidiary of Mint Management and Finance Services Limited, presented the first and the second round of Judging for the “Katalyxt Youth Innovators Competition” under the theme “Planting the Seed of Entrepreneurship in Fertile Soil” at the Jamaica Conference Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and Thursday May 3, 2018. High schools from across the length and breadth of Jamaica turned up at the Jamaica Conference Centre enthused and eager to present their products/services to the team of judges. 
This year marks the 7th staging of our annual Katalyxt Youth Innovators’... read more


Kingston, Jamaica – April 25, 2018 – Flow, one of the largest local employers of IT and other technical workers, is urging female students and new graduates to actively pursue careers in the fast-paced Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

On April 26, the telecommunications firm will join with thousands across the globe to observe Girls in ICT Day 2018. An initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the annual celebration is geared at empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider car​eers in the growing field of ICT while... read more

FLOW gives support to Girls in ICT Day Hackathon

MORE THAN 800 girls  across four Caribbean  countries – Jamaica,  Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago,  and St Vincent and the Grenadines  – came together for an immersive  experience in technology in  celebration of the International  Telecommunication Union (ITU)  Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday,  April 26.    

Locally, FLOW partnered with  SheLeadsIT Consulting,  Changemakers Development, and  other sponsors to host more than  300 secondary- and tertiary-level  female students for a hackathon  hosted at the University of the  West Indies, Mona campus. The  hackathon provided an  ... read more

yl:News Kiwanis builds leadership skills of teens, young adults

Fifth- and sixth-formers of 10 Key Clubs in high schools and university, and college students of nine Circle K Clubs, which form a part of Kiwanis' Service Leadership Program, turned out in their numbers for Division 23 East's Leadership Development and Skills Building Seminar on Saturday, April 14, at St Andrew High School's Margaret Gartshore Hall.

Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs are leadership and character-building programmes hosted in a school or community and sponsored by a Kiwanis club. Millions of students in these clubs, since the first Key Club was founded in 1925,... read more

yl:News Manufacturer impressed by students' interest in sector

While buyers explored the aisles of the 2018 JMA/JEA Expo for locally manufactured products, local manufacturer Norman Horne hosted a group of students from Ardenne High School's Entrepreneurship Club. The visit quickly turned into a mentorship session, as the students engaged Horne with probing questions about his company, the industry, and his personal experience as an entrepreneur and manufacturer in Jamaica.

"It's refreshing to see so many young persons interested in the local manufacturing sector," Horne observed. "Typically, high-school students would lean towards more... read more

Orthotic Clinic in Negril sponsored by RIU Hotels achieves treatment for 260 children

In the nine years since it opened, the Paediatric Orthotic Service in Negril sponsored by RIU Hotels & Resorts, has treated and monitored 260 Jamaican children with mobility problems. The hotel chain was responsible for the clinic’s creation in 2009, when it hired a nurse, an administrator and a technician with a view to improving the care that children with special needs receive, and it has continued to contribute to the local Jamaican community by renting and maintaining the clinic space. RIU has also supported volunteer orthotic specialists from the United States and Canada who... read more


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