4th Edition Reaching out to the Children of Jamaica June 2019
TO ALL OUR SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS
Dear Sponsors, Supporters and Friends,
We are pleased to announce that the dedicated, toll-free Childline Jamaica number
– 888 444 5556 - is now installed and operational.
On 1st April we acquired new office space in Kingston with the collaboration of the Rise Life Foundation which will help to reduce our overheads. The office has now been furnished with some of the previously donated office equipment and additional purchases were made in preparation to begin taking calls.
We have recruited a full-time Childline Manager/Counsellor, Lesli-Ann Belnavis MSc, since April who has a vast experience in working therapeutically with children of all ages and she has a real passion to support children who are hurting.
Lesli-Ann has been working tirelessly to start refresher training of Trainers and also in recruiting new volunteer counsellors within the surrounding areas of Kingston. Whilst providing a ‘soft launch’ service from 1st July, we aim to provide a 24hr service by the 1st of November.
We are now planning a national launch of the Childline in November 2019, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Childline enhances the child protection and safeguarding services in Jamaica.
Thank you for all your prayers and continued support! We thank God for reaching this milestone to enable us to ‘outreach to the Children of Jamaica who are hurting’. We are keenly aware that much funds are needed to enable this service to be sustainable and with your help we can do it!
Virgin Leisure Centre Summer Fair in aid of EPOCC
Annual Curry & Quiz Night
10km Sponsored London Walk (for all the family)
Childline National Launch Party - Kingston, Jamaica
Bi-annual Autumn Charity Ball (to celebrate launch of the Childline service)
HOW YOU CAN HELP
*Gift Aid by monthly standing order
*Become an advocate for the charity
*Donate your old mobiles & tablets
*Attend events and/or sell tickets
Further information can be found on our website: www.epocc.org
"Childline is a lifeline to children who are at risk of abuse"
UK Charity Reg. No: 1164512 | JA Reg. No: CA100-827C-1721
WEB: www.epocc.org MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org | TEL: (44) 20 8360 6753 mobile: (44) 07761 010304
ADDRESS: 26 Cranleigh Gardens, London N21 1DS
Telephone: (office) (876) 967 3397
Jamaican High Commission