Our newly-expanded Board met via video conferencing to observe social distancing guidelines.
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Held via video conference due to Covid-19. Discussion centered on how to develop an early hearing detection and intervention program
The first meeting of its kind in Jamaica, representatives from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Jamaica Association for the Deaf, Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf, and Global Village Partners spoke to a gathering of stakeholders interested in finding and educating children who are deaf.
The Memorandum of Understanding between Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf and Global Village Partners was signed today. Pictured are Tashi Widmer, Executive Director of CCCD and Brian Kreisman, President of GVP.
A group of five people from Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church went to Jamaica to determine how the church might get involved in Global Village Partners’ work.
Global Village Partners signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) to increase training of personnel for JAD Hearing Services and increase audiological services in Jamaica.
Our new website went live at the end of April. It’s just another way that Shawnee Park CRC supports Global Village Partners!
Two of our Board members visited Jamaica for meetings with Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf, Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf, and Jamaica Association for the Deaf.
The accessibility ramp for the MoBay Clinic was completed.
We gave a presentation to the Grand Rapids North Rotary Club summarizing the need for hearing health care in Jamaica and our response to it.
We gave a presentation to Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church summarizing the need for hearing health care in Jamaica and our response to it.
A group of eight, including two audiologists, a speech-language pathologist, and administrative volunteers, traveled to Jamaica to meet with CCCD leaders to discuss the new clinic in Montego Bay.
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We received the dimensions of the clinic building in Montego Bay. We are hoping to have photos or videos soon. We now have 15 audiologists from across the US and Canada signed up to help, along with several speech pathologists and other allied health professionals.
We have established working groups for audiology equipment and marketing. We also received our first donations.
Discussions regarding the new Montego Bay clinic continue. We also began receiving tax-deductible donations.
Global Village Partners has been asked to help establish a permanent clinic in Montego Bay, Jamaica. More details to come!
Global Village Partners is officially designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.