PIOJ / USAID 38 Million Partnership Supporting Youth Transformation in St James Communities

Celebrating the signing (left to right): USAID Programme Specialist Claudette Anglin, USAID Country Representative Jason Fraser; Chief of Party, FHI-360 LPD, Morana Smodlaka Krajnovic; PIOJ Deputy Director General External Cooperation Management Barbara Scott and Director of the PIOJ Community Renewal Programme (CRP) Charles Clayton.

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) on August 28, signed a $38 million agreement with the USAID and FHI 360 Local Partner Development to support the Positive Youth Transformation Project which is providing ongoing case management initiatives for nearly 100 youth in two St James communities.

The youngsters have already been participating in interventions that will improve their coping skills and support them to build sustainable livelihoods orient themselves for lifelong learning.