UP Unity & Peace

P.E.A.C.E GARDENS IN DENHAM TOWN

P.E.A.C.E GARDENS IN DENHAM TOWN

Like children everywhere, young people in Denham Town, Kingston need spaces to play and have fun. That need is even greater in a community declared a Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) - a joint initiative between the police and the military in Jamaica aimed at...

WHAT’S NEEDED FOR CHILDREN TO SOAR

WHAT’S NEEDED FOR CHILDREN TO SOAR

On the back of Child Month in Jamaica, Fight for Peace Country Lead in Jamaica, Kellie Magnus lays out the considerable challenges that face children and young people in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of a collective approach to these challenges, and...

WHEN TO STOP AND TAKE A BREATH

WHEN TO STOP AND TAKE A BREATH

As Jamaica continues to face difficult moments in the COVID-19 pandemic, Fight for Peace Psychologist Michelle Harrison, who works with the UP Unity & Peace programme in Kingston, talks us through her experience of these times and her five step approach to...

Linking UP together in Kingston JA

Linking UP together in Kingston JA

30/03/2021 - “I want to support the people we work with to overcome the stigma that is usually associated with persons from communities affected by violence.” – Karen McGlashin Bringing partners together to increase awareness of human rights and strengthen the...

Teaming UP and getting it done

Teaming UP and getting it done

20/02/2021 -  Tracy* and her son Gregory* are a formidable team. No matter the activity; academic, sport or even leisure, she is close by, cheering him on. For Tracy, no sacrifice is too great to ensure Gregory gets everything he needs to succeed. She practices...

The practice of confidence

The practice of confidence

20/12/2020 - “Confidence is like with any sport – it happens after more practice. It gives you your voice and makes you feel safe.” Kerone Thomas, an Assistant Community Coordinator on the Fight for Peace coordinated UP Unity & Peace programme, knows how important...

Working Together to Get Young People Online

Working Together to Get Young People Online

20/11/2020 - Left behind in the digital divide, students in Kingston, Jamaica can’t continue their education while COVID-19 forces schools to remain closed. Two Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in the UP Unity & Peace programme, which is coordinated by Fight...

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