Children of Jamaica Outreach to Present Scholarships During Annual Jamaica Mission

NEW YORK – A small delegation from the New York based Jamaican charity, Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc., led by Chairman & Founder Gary M. Williams will visit Jamaica on Monday, September 10 as part of its Annual Jamaica Mission.

During the week, the organization will be presenting tuition scholarships to deserving wards of the state who are currently enrolled in a tertiary institution.

COJO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York, whose mission is to help improve the health, education and general well-being of underprivileged children.

The scholarship presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 12 at 12:30 pm at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, where Sagicor Bank CEO Chorvelle Johnson will serve as special guest.

The funds for this year’s scholarships were raised from the annual benefit raffle supported by sponsors JetBlue, FDR, Grand Palladium, Melia Braco and Sandals in addition to a special GoFundMe initiative to which donations can still be made here.

Last year, COJO presented six scholarships valued at over US$20,000 to Golda-Mae Bullock, Shantanna Dixon, Chantall Campbell, Kareem Carr, Nickorta Samuels and Aaron Rowe.

Children of Jamaica Outreach to Present Scholarships During Annual Jamaica Mission

2017 COJO Scholarship Recipients

Chairman of COJO Gary Williams is pleased to be returning to Jamaica noting that it gives him immense joy to be able to make a difference in the lives of underserved children.

“A big thanks to JetBlue Airways and the CSR team led by Icema Gibbs for the airline’s commitment to our cause. It is important that we invest in our children, as if we fail to take care of them, our future is in jeopardy. My heart aches as there have been too many incidents where our children are being harmed and it’s imperative that we provide a safe environment where our children can live, learn, play and exist thereby becoming productive citizens and nation builders.” said Williams, Chairman of COJO.

The organization will begin planning soon for its Annual Scholarship Gala to be held on December 1, 2018 in New York City.

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