To help teenage parents stay in school, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Jamaica and partners hosted the Advancing Secondary, Tertiary and Remedial Education for Adolescent Mothers (A-Stream) awards ceremony to provide scholarships to help them finish their education.
Over 120 people attended the joint ceremony, which was organized by AHF, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sports (MCGES) and the Women’s Center Foundation of Jamaica (WCFJ). Together they awarded 25 scholarships—21 to teenage mothers and four to teenage fathers—which will be dispensed over the next three years.
“AHF’s commitment underscores their interest in the work of the Women’s Center and furthers its undisputed support of the national trust towards the development of human capital,” said MCGES Minister and the ceremony’s guest speaker, The Honorable Olivia Grange. “AHF has been making an indelible mark on the Jamaican landscape, and we are extremely grateful.”