Social Good

How Grassroots Jamaica Can ‘Build Back’

Flanker Peace and Justice Centre

If in Jamaica we want to improve the situation in poor communities then we need to invest in grassroots programmes where the residents themselves are directly empowered, not dictated to from the top down. Simple. That’s what I learned from speaking to community workers, including those who managed to get rival gangs to build their own truce. That project in the St James community of Flanker is featured in today’s Sunday Gleaner, the second article from a series of six I wrote while working for The World Bank’s NextGENDERation project. Read all about it here…


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