Who is protecting children from this increased vulnerability?

“Let the Law take its course” Rupert Clarke was caught by the police, so we have a case against him. The police told us that they saw Rupert Clarke in his parked motor car in a compromising position with a 15 year old girl. In Jamaica it is illegal to have sexual intercourse with a … Continue reading Who is protecting children from this increased vulnerability?

How can we fix the volunteer problem at the ISL?

We have problem at the ISL . We cannot get any volunteers from the Alman Town community which is closest to the ISL and where most of the young people and adults who use the ISL live.  We are also not getting volunteers from outside the community to work with us at the ISL. Sometimes … Continue reading How can we fix the volunteer problem at the ISL?

Leadership and Programme Development at the ISL

Uche is in charge at the ISL. That is what I tell everybody who asks about the ISL. I could still run the ISL because I started it but the ISL is about social leadership, developing talents, nurturing talents and encouraging growth. Being equal participants and facilitators for a better reality. I never asked Uche … Continue reading Leadership and Programme Development at the ISL

Who does social work? Developing a diversity participation policy for working in black communities

Policy guideline 1. Race When we started the ISL we didn’t know that we would be getting requests from “white people” to volunteer. We didn’t know but somehow we should have anticipated this. Over the last year and past weeks I have had to think seriously about people wanting to volunteer with the ISL. The … Continue reading Who does social work? Developing a diversity participation policy for working in black communities

Learning about Masculinity, Sexuality and Fatherhood from Vbyz Kartel

What is it about Vbyz Kartel that makes him resonate so deeply with several youth, men and women and even older men and women? My discover of him and his resonance within society makes be believe this is an important exploration.

On Monday September 7 at 6pm at the Di Institute for Social Leadership Marescaux Plaza, Marescaux Road we will have a reasoning about Vbyz Kartel, masculinity, male sexuality and fatherhood. Dr. Ana Perkins will be the main presenter and will speak on Vbyz Kartel masculinity and fatherhood.

Discovering an African liberation philosophy and practice in maker culture

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    Open letter to Tony and Christie (Facilitators of Makers Lab at the ISL) Tony ad Christie, Just wanted to say thanks you for doing such an excellent job at sharing "maker culture" and your time and interest in doing workshops and working with us in solidarity. Your work has added an interesting dynamic to the idea of community … Continue reading Discovering an African liberation philosophy and practice in maker culture