By Philip Dinham
We are ready collectively to build a
new Jamaica, with shared opportunities for all…so help us God.
The Help Jamaica Channel is towards helping
all Jamaicans, lovers of Jamaica and lovers of humanity. Together
we “one people online” are playing our part in advancing the human
In this era of a united “one love” generation,
be inspired or be the light and blessing which shall uplift us
all… into the season of Gods Kingdom that has indeed come.
Join this diverse people, by putting your hands
and hearts together in a prayer for all those who have been touched
by this online community. Pray for those young leaders who are
rising from among us to challenge the status quo by giving back
to our nations life line. Shall we all give back something so
that the young and meek children who have been promised much;
may fulfill their dreams while inheriting the Land Jah-mek-yah
in Peace and Love and Unity.
We, more than any community understand the plight
of the time we live in with thousands joining the ranks of the
unemployed. Young men and women and adults in the heights of career
being turned out in early retirement plans by corporate back stabbers.
Tossed aside by companies that no longer court them with rising
salaries or bonuses.
The world labour pool has grown much since the
beginning of the 21st Century. At the close of 2002, US unemployment
stood at 5.6 % on average with North Carolina being the worst
state hit inching up to 7 %.
Professional managers, technical, administrative,
skilled workers are being given the pink slip. Making them some
46 % of the unemployed. Of course white-collar workers are the
ones feeling the brunt of this new bare market.
One solution during this lull in growth is to
use your skills and talents for free, while scouting for new opportunities.
It’s a gamble some may say to hope or hold out on a pro bono ticket
with small companies.
Yet others suggest you just use the opportunity
to reshape your lives, as no one really knows the extent or actual
duration with which this sagging economy will rebound.
The US Peace Corps is one organization, which
offers American citizens a chance to see the world, while offering
their capabilities to the poor and needy cultures that exist throughout
the villages of the planet.
The US Peace Corps has missions to Jamaica annually.
We are asking that you contact them now and come on down to Jamaica
and give us a helping hand. http://usembassy.state.gov/kingston/wwwhfpc.html
Peace Corps Jamaica is reputed to be among the
longest lasting development programs in the world. Jamaica was
among the second group of Peace Corps posts opened worldwide when
the volunteers began arriving on the Island in 1962. Since then,
over 3,400 volunteers have served our country of stark contrasts.
The YMCA also has diverse programs across the
world, with three locations in Jamaica. Many believe that so much
more could be done if our friends abroad would give endowments
or form foundations with the responsibility of carrying on the
mission of these enthusiastic Christian organizations that are
helping Jamaican’s help themselves. http://www.jamaica-kidz.com/ymca/,
Urban sprawl and the post-modern ideal is very
pretentious, living in illusions of glass castles and year round
playgrounds which they call paradise and don’t expect hostilities;
Yet the reality has been so much different.
Jamaica is as real as it gets, we have multi-disappointments,
personal, family, running beside community distress and thus right
now we could use any able body that can help stem the rush towards
You could become a teacher, or a community counsellor,
providing a service to this small but expectant neighbourhood
of people who want the best for all. Most Jamaicans are optimistic,
but become very unhappy, frustrated, and angered when promises
are broken with regards to the youth’s development and when modest
growth in sports and culture is suffocated due to lack of man
power and economic capital.
Don’t let the sufferers feel lost in a jungle
of concrete, when with visitors care and helping hands, you could
stimulate courage and determination allowing communities in our
land to keep a steady course.
The family here at Jamaicans.com have started
our drive towards helping Jamaicans help themselves; our Toy drive
in October was in effect a launch date. Now we begin a new drive
in 2003 as we ask you to give books and to visit Jamaica and stop
by a school and adopt a child, tell them that you love their country
and you want them to take care of it's beauty.
We share in all peoples pain on this planet
and so we are allowing all persons who are associated with our
community to drop in and use our:
- Job Linx resource:
Dedicated to helping you find employment opportunities.
file: Dedicated to offering you a list of grants and scholarships
available for those who need it most.
needed: Dedicated to organizations that are sending out
an S.O.S. as they need your help now.
- Hospice and
Hostel Directory: For members and friends of our community;
we are committed to listing of all the inexpensive or specialized
lodging facilities available for people in crisis. Having a
hard time finding shelter tonight or need somewhere to shelter
your child, grandparent, sibling or parent, click through to
our helpful directory, as we help you deal with the trauma in