NGOs, Startups

SEBI: purpose plus profit = transforming Jamaica

Saffrey Brown JN, Foundation General Manager SEBI

Saffrey Brown, JN Foundation General Manager

My wife was looking to buy flowers recently for someone struck down by a life-threatening illness when she found a friendly face and the right gift, a cactus, in Petals n’ Roots, a concession inside the HiLo supermarket in Ligunea, St Andrew. On the face of it this was an average transaction, but Petals n’ Roots is anything but your average business – as your purchase helps provide employment opportunities to persons suffering mental illness and donates to MENSANA, a non-profit founded to meet the needs of such persons and their families. Continue reading

In the news, NGOs

Two articles I wrote in today’s Sunday Gleaner

The Gleaner today published the final two articles I wrote as part of my work for the World Bank NextGENDERation violence prevention project: successful but underresourced work the Jamaica Constabulary Force is doing to tackle domestic and gender-based violence; and a youth advocate speaking about the merits of using peer counselling to reach those most susceptible to violence.

  • Cops Fighting Abuse – Police Training Communities To Tackle Gender-Based And Domestic Violence
  • Unleash Our Potential – Youth Advocate
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