Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – 10000 Jamaican Youths to Be Employed – More than 10,000 youth, deemed “at-risk”, are to benefit from jobs and other income-generating activities to be created from projects that the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, JSIF will be implementing between now and March 2018.
JSIF, an agency in the Office of the Prime Minister, is investing $2 billion dollars in activities that will support the government’s undertaking to neutralise factors deemed risks to the growth agenda.
This will be done by facilitating sustainable ways of making a living in the target communities, under programmes such as the Housing, Opportunity Production and Employment HOPE initiative.
The JSIF projects are being facilitated with support provided by the government as well as several international development partners.
They include the Caribbean Development Bank, through the Basic Needs Trust Fund; the World Bank, under its Integrated Community Development Project; and the European Union’s Poverty Reduction Programme.
Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett