Image Of The Week – Children First Celebrates


This week’s image comes from the Friday Gleaner story entitled Children First! Organisation Wins 2013 Michael Manley Foundation Award For Community Self-Reliance.

In the photo, Glynne Manley (right), widow of the late Prime Minister Michael Manley, presents the award to Angela Johnson, skill coordinator at Children First.

Founded in 1989 by Claudette Pious, Children First is an independent non-governmental agency that serves more than 600 young people aged 10 – 24 years in Spanish Town, Old Harbour, parts of Kingston and as far as St James. It provides a range of services for vulnerable children in these communities, including basic skills training, counselling and school assistance.

The agency received the award and a $200,000 cash grant in a ceremony held at the Little Theatre on Emancipation Day,  after being short-listed along with three other entities.