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women's centre

T H E S T . A n n ' s B a y W o m e n ' s C e n t r e i n S t . A n n w a s f o r m a l l y h a n d e over to the community last Friday by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (ISIF). d

The centre plays an important role in St. Ann's Bay and sur- rounding communities by re- integrating adolescent mothers into the formal education system

, . . > f o l l o w ' i n g t h e b i r t h d f t h e i r babies.

It was rehabilitated and expanded at.a cost oT $5.762 million dollars under JSIF's Economic Infrastructure Programme. The new centre will provide day care and counselling services, remedial classes and skills training for teenaged mothers and the fathers of their babies. ..

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~car1;ne Gillings said the work on the centre goes to the core of JSIF, which is to help groups in needy communities.

Recently a $1.89 million con- tract was signed for the expan- sion of the Kingston Women's Centre on Trafalgar Road, St. Andrew, and yesterday the Junction Women's Centre in ST.

Elizabeth was due to be handed F over tn the cnrnmtmitv.

, . . I . , , . . @ : . , * , & & . , . - " ' . * ; i ~ . : , ; ~ > . . ~ " . . ~ * . . . , S p e a k e r o f t h e & u s e i f ~ e p r e s e n t a t i u e s v i o l e t ~ e i l s o ( e s n t r e ) c u t s t h e k i b b d n t o o f f i c i a l l y o p e n t h e S t . A n n ' s B a y W o m e n ' s C e n t r e i n S e v i l l e , S t . A n n , Scarlette Gillings (left), Managing Director of the Jamaica Sock1 Investment w h i l e

Fund (JSIF) and Gerthlyn Holman. Board Chairman of the Women's'Centre

of

Jamaica Foundation, look on. (Story on Page B5). H

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