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?

“You have to grow something inside them”

Uche says you have to grow something inside them. You have to grow something inside them so that when they think about doing "wrong" the thing will help them to think differently.  This is what he told me when i asked him if he thinks we can change anything for these yutes who come to … Continue reading “You have to grow something inside them”

What are some of the things you see emerging from the Maker labs?

What are some of the things you see emerging from the Maker labs? We were asked this question yesterday in a meeting with our Maker labs partners Tony and Christie from the Metabolic foundation. The Maker labs is hosted at Di ISL on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-7pm. We develop project ideas together and guided … Continue reading What are some of the things you see emerging from the Maker labs?

Sexual activity, Awareness and Health among boys in Low income families in Jamaica

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This post is based on a conversation with two boys who came to visit the ISL on Thursday February 5 2015. The conversation started when I tried to stop the two boys from calling another boy a “batty boy” (homosexual). They were shouting at him in a threatening manner. I stopped them and also asked … Continue reading Sexual activity, Awareness and Health among boys in Low income families in Jamaica

Looking at Africa – A photographic exhibition about Africa for Children

“Miss what Africa look like?” She leaned over the table waiting for my answer. I told her it was beautiful. She asked me like where? I could see she really wanted to know and although I was pleased I was surprised. A few months earlier this little girl and a few other children who came … Continue reading Looking at Africa – A photographic exhibition about Africa for Children