Montego Bay, St. James – A delegation from The Links, Incorporated, an organization of African-American women connected in friendship and service, returned to Montego Bay, Jamaica for their third humanitarian trip, part of a global linkage initiative, to enhance the education, health and welfare of the island nation’s schools and students. The group’s goals are to make a sustainable impact and create lasting partnerships in the island’s communities of need.
More than 180 Links and their families—a record number of attendees— made the journey, bringing various school supplies, including 160 Kindle Fire tablets, to support youth technology interests and efforts. The delegation led by the organization’s national president, medical doctor Glenda Newell-Harris, focused on five program areas: technology presentations, anti-bullying training, arts, oral and physical hygiene, and CPR training for 4-6th graders.
Members devoted over 5,000 service hours and invested nearly one million dollars into the Jamaican economy over the three years. The organization’s hope is to leave Jamaica better for their efforts.
Here’s a pictorial highlight of their activities for mission trip 2018:
The Links are sowing the seeds for the next generation by helping plant a friendship garden for healthy living! Impacting lives with real examples! With National President, Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris at ribbon cutting of Links Garden for Healthy Living.
St. Mary students working with Kindles donated by the members of The Links, Incorporated.
Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris, National President and Sylvia Perry, Southern Area Vice Director get students engaged to work out during activities.
In partnership with Colgate’s dental education program, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, The Links, Incorporated have improved the students’ oral hygiene by providing on site dental exams to the children at all three schools.
Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris, National President, Kimberly Jefferies Leonard, National Vice President and Anne T. Herriott, Southern Area Director distribute supplies to student during mission.