Friday, June 13, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica – JFJ has been conducting educational training in youth environments for the last 10 years.
JFJ approached six private residential child care facilities with the programme outline and content. Administrators and their respective boards of directors approved the said programme for implementation which is supported by documentation.
Regulations governing private children’s homes as it relates to education states that: “The licensee [i.e. administrators and their boards of directors] shall arrange for the proper education of every child who resides at the home and secure the approval of the Minister in respect of those arrangements.” Therefore, it is the responsibility of the children’s home to notify the Minister in the delivery of extra-curricular activities for these homes. It is not the responsibility of the implementing agency. At no point was JFJ advised to engage the Ministry.
Jamaicans for Justice continues to deliver on its objective of sensitising all our vulnerable populations on human rights issues.