JECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development

first_imgRelatedJECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development RelatedJECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development Advertisements JECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development Office of the Prime MinisterApril 19, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation (JECDF) will be focusing on projects looking at the role of grandparents, particularly grandmothers, in the early development of children in Jamaica.“We will be supporting those (projects), aimed at educating and guiding these grandmothers, in their efforts to offer surrogate support to Jamaica’s young children,” Founder and Chair of the JECDF, Mrs. Lorna Golding said during her presentation to the Women’s International Forum at the United Nations, New York, on Friday, April 16.Mrs. Golding, wife of Prime Minister Bruce Golding, noted that the Jamaican situation is such, that young children are increasingly being reared by grandmothers, because their parents leave the community or even the country in search of work and opportunities for financial advancement.“Additionally, the increase in children and adolescents bearing children of their own has created grandmothers, who are now much younger than they used to be. It means that, even while these young grandmothers are in the process of raising their own children, they are being called on to take up the responsibility of ‘grand-mothering’ their grandchildren,” Mrs. Golding said.Meanwhile, Mrs. Golding noted that in establishing the JECDF, she has tried to support and promote the provision of improved services and resources for all Jamaican children, regardless of gender or background.“The Foundation has a vision that one day every Jamaican child will have equal opportunity to develop their full potential to contribute positively to their country’s development,” she said.Mrs. Golding said that one issue with which the country still grapples, is the concept of gender equity, which is the distinction in the treatment and socialisation of men and women, which starts from birth.She argued that so profound are these distinctions, that in the early childhood years from zero to eight, “we have seen a trend of young girls entering the formal school system far more prepared than their male counterparts to handle the new rigours of school.”“Several factors have been suggested as reasons for this phenomenon. For example, girls tend to be more closely supervised; they are expected to be more disciplined; they are usually given greater responsibility for chores and other tasks in the home; and, they are usually not allowed to leave the home or yard,” Mrs. Golding said.She pointed out that all these factors have affirmed the Foundation’s view that early stimulation practices must be directed at all children, so that both boys and girls are afforded the opportunity for holistic development.Mrs. Golding also noted that children who receive the right stimulation tend to be healthier, happier and better students and eventually productive and educated citizens. She added that their total development is a benefit to the society, as a whole, by way of decreased levels of crime and violence, a more productive and educated labour force, decreased dependence on social services and greater levels of employment and productive enterprise.“I am committed to doing my part through the Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation and other avenues to assist in ensuring that all Jamaica’s children are given the right start, the right way at the right time, right now,” Mrs. Golding said. RelatedJECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Developmentlast_img read more

Sr. Campaign Director, Donor Stewardship & Experience

first_imgApply online: NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative actionemployer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects ofrecruiting and employment.  Sr. Campaign Director, Donor Stewardship &Experience      Sr. Campaign Director, Donor Stewardship &ExperienceNYU Langone Health is a world-class,patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for itsexcellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprisesmore than 200 locations throughout the New York area,including five inpatient locations, a children’shospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 traumacenter. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and IsaacPerlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designatedcomprehensive cancer center, and NYU Grossman School ofMedicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physiciansand scientists who have helped to shape the course of medicalhistory.We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr.Director-Development.Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Development & AlumniAffairs, the selected candidate will play a highly-visible andcritical role within the Office of Development & AlumniAffairs.Key Duties:Serve as a senior leader and the donor stewardship andexperience partner to the departmentHelp develop and drive the highest level of donor engagementstrategyAs the leader of an entirely new functional team within theOffice of Development, the Sr. Campaign Director for Stewardshipand Experience will be responsible for building the systems,infrastructure and team that will integrate donor stewardship andexperience across the officeDevelop business rules and processes for stewardship using ournew CRM systemRecruit and onboard team members who are able to successfullydevelop, manage and execute strategic donor engagement andstewardship plans in partnership with the giving teamsCreate data systems that will ensure that mass communications& special events data list plans coincide with overalldepartmental strategyDevelop key relationships with other corporate service leadersto leverage institutional resources when appropriateServe as a thought leader in guiding the department’s donorstewardship and experience strategies and activitiesDevelop strategic and collaborative partnerships withfundraisers to create and execute customized stewardship productsand experiences for past, present, and future donorsWork closely with Data Services and Fundraising Analytics toutilize Development information and data metrics to best inform,guide, and evaluate strategic planning for donor stewardship andexperience initiativescenter_img Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree (Graduate degree preferred)15+ years of relevant experience with 6 years of managementexperience, including demonstrated experience successfully managinga team and creating a positive environmentProven leadership, management, and organizational skills, as wellas experience in designing and executing comprehensive stewardshipprocesses and proceduresA collegial, collaborative, and accessible leadership style, wellsuited to management in a complex academic medical centersettingAbility to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team andhandle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlinesNYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just aplace to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of,an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time andyour talents.For complete position description and to apply, visit read more

Rockspring buys four multi-let estates for £27m

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Heavy lift operation to save historic coast guard boathouse

first_imgThe equipment and manpower to raise and move the boathouse was donated by a local businessman who owns an equipment company in gratitude for their rescue of him as a young man. The initial planned lift was delayed for 24 hours because of a burst hydraulic hose on the crane but was successfully completed the following day. Riggers used a cradle of steel H-beams to support the building during transport.last_img

Hellebuyck’s 41 saves leads Jets past Canucks 4-0

first_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Kyle Connor scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 41 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak at home. It was the 18th shutout of Hellebuyck’s career and gave him the franchise record for shutouts, surpassing Ondrej Pavelec. He earned it with some highlight saves, particularly in the third period, and even tried to shoot the puck down the ice into an empty net, but it hit a Vancouver player.Jack Roslovic and Blake Wheeler also had a goal each and Patrik Laine picked up a pair of assists for the Jets, who have won their past 10 games against Vancouver.Connor’s second goal was into an empty net and gave him a team-leading 24 for Winnipeg (25-18-4).Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced for the Canucks (25-18-4), who have been shut out three times this season.Winnipeg led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after two.The game got off to an unusual start for the Jets, who appeared to score three goals in a span of 37 seconds but only one counted.During a wraparound by Jets centre Mark Scheifele, the puck went off Vancouver forward Brock Boeser and into the net at 1:18. However, a review showed the net had lifted off its mooring and the puck actually slid under the side of it, so the goal didn’t count.Four seconds later, Connor got a cross-ice pass from Sami Niku and sent a one-timer past Markstrom on the glove side.Defenseman Anthony Bittetto’s point shot went by Markstrom at 1:55, but a Vancouver coach’s challenge for offside was successful, nullifying that goal, too.The Canucks had an early power play, but Hellebuyck stopped J.T. Miller’s shot.Winnipeg made it 2-0 at 14:24 after Adam Lowry fed a long pass to Roslovic and he went in alone and fired the puck high past Markstrom.Canucks forward Elias Pettersson hit a goal post late in the period.The Jets began the second period on a power-play after a late first-period Vancouver penalty and made it count with Wheeler’s goal at 1:12.The Canucks had two power plays close together late in the period, but Hellebuyck turned aside a Boeser blast and then a Pettersson slap shot.After Bo Horvat hit the crossbar behind Hellebuyck early in the third, the netminder made a number of slick saves. He managed to smother a puck that was sliding around behind him, made a quick glove save on an Adam Gaudette shot, and then splayed out to cover a puck in the last four minutes.Notes: Winnipeg defenseman Carl Dahlstrom left the game late in the second with an upper-body injury and didn’t return. … The Jets were 0-5-1 during their skid. COMMENT Written By Last Updated: 15th January, 2020 12:30 IST Hellebuyck’s 41 Saves Leads Jets Past Canucks 4-0 Kyle Connor scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 41 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak at homecenter_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US LIVE TV First Published: 15th January, 2020 12:30 ISTlast_img read more