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Global Humanity Network Donates Much Needed School Supplies To St. Margarets Bay All Age School
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Total Student Population: 68 scholars
Principal: Mr. Noel Myles
- Wax Crayons
- Pencil Crayons
- N95 Masks
Global Humanity Network Donates School Supplies to Rhoden Hall Early Childhood Institution
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Total Student Population: 42 scholars
Principal: Ms. Lorine Thompson
Chairperson: Mrs. Jacqueline Moffatt
Each student received a bag consisting of three (3) each:
- Wax Crayons
- Pencil Crayons
- N95 Masks
Global Humanity Network Makes Massive Renovations to PE Building Of Little London High School
Friday, January 17, 2023
Global Humanity Network Makes Massive Renovations to PE Building Of Little London High School.
Before and After GHN Renovation
- Fourteen sections of the building totally renovated to include:
- 3 bathrooms
- 1 general shower area
- 2 passage areas accommodating bathrooms and emergency exit points
- 2 small classrooms
- 2 large classrooms
- 1 kitchen
- 1 room for sleeping purposes
- 1 administrative office
- 1 room for storage
Global Humanity Network Partners With France School In Marketing Efforts
Monday, February 20, 2023
Thanks to Dr. Laxley Stephenson, founder of GHN Inc., the organization was able to connect with Dr. Kirilov, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Innovation at the Esta School of Business and Technology.
The school is located in Belfort, France, about 60 miles from Paris.
Early on February 20th, GHN’s directors joined Dr. Iglika Kirilov and 100 of her students via zoom
The 100 students were divided into groups and were given specific marketing tasks to complete to address humanitarian needs in different countries. The students will report back to GHN Directors with their findings later this month.
The objective of the call was to teach these marketing students about GHN and, more specifically, their current social media and promotional efforts.
The students were then assigned a project in which they will develop effective marketing and promotional plans designed to assist GHN with its goals
The one–hour orientation presentation to the students included a series of 10-minute presentations by each director, speaking within their area of expertise
Those included on the conference call were:
GHN Overview - Laxley Stephenson
Fundraising - Grace Laing Moore
Helping Hands initiative - Donna Thompson
Infrastructure - Roy (Binzie) Davidson
Mentoring - Cecelia Lynch
Social Media - Martina Davis
The presentation was well received.
Global Humanity Network On The Ground: Food Distribution In Little London
In September of 2022, fulfilling a long held ambition, a team of GHN members took a trip to Jamaica. Having previously shipped 9 barrels of foods items, we travelled to complete the distribution of food in Little London, Jamaica.
We were warmly greeted by the principal of Little London High school and his staff members who were helping to facilitate the process.
The school's military Cadet Corps (which was created by the government to develop the character of young Jamaicans) led by their leader, Lieutenant Anderson, was at the forefront of this effort.
While we worked, the camaraderie was infectious. We laughed as we toiled, listening to various anecdotes that could only be told by these children. They regaled us with familiar and unfamiliar hysterical stories, while speaking to no one in particular.
GHN representatives, Andrea McIntosh, Paulette Ricketts, and myself could barely contain ourselves. We laughed and laughed while we worked in the 90+ degree weather.
These amazing students created an assembly line, all the while making sure that each bag received staples like oil, peanut butter, sugar, sardines, and more.
The students kept each other motivated. Not once did they utter “I am tired.” They motivated themselves as they motivated us.
The work was plenty but the reward was great. We ended up distributing 490 bags of food plus additional items which were in excess.
Global Humanity Network On The Ground: Helping The Girls Of Little London High School
As a critical part of the Helping Hands Initiative, Global Humanity Network decided to furnish girls with feminine products that are much needed in the marginalized community of Little London High School community.
In April 2022, Dr. Laxley Stephenson and myself met with the guidance counselors at Little London High School who spoke to us about the urgent needs of their department.
This need included having feminine products available for the girls in the high school. We returned to the United States and discussed this situation with the GHN organization.
With the help of donors, we were able to provide an additional barrel packed with only feminine products.
While unpacking the barrels with the various food items, the boys got to this “special" one. Two boys (members of the Cadet Corps) started to snicker and whisper among themselves, while looking at me sheepishly.
I tuned my ear, listening, all the while pretending not to hear the quiet exchange.
After a few moments I told the boys that they will need to put a pack of sanitary napkins in the bags designated for the girls only.
After a few moments, boy A asked boy B if he wanted a pack of the napkins, all the while laughing and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Boy A stopped laughing and said to his friend, “I don’t want one but I would take one for my mother.”
Immediately, I turned around and asked him to bring me his book bag. I dropped a packet of 30 in his bag. He said, “thank you miss” and continued his work unpacking.
I was amazed at the maturity (joking aside) of this child. He understood that the needs of his family extended beyond food items
Blog Post by Grace Laing Moore, Director & Chair of Global Humanity Network Governance Committee.
Global Humanity Network Renovates Battered Little London High School Male Student Bathroom
Donation to GHN by UNI Healthcare Inc., C/O Dr. Binzie Roy Davidson $10,000.00 for Renovation of Little London High School Boys Bathroom.
The members of Global Humanity Network were made aware by the principal, that the boy’s bathroom in Little London High School had fallen into utter disrepair.
Eight urinals were replaced in the common space that previously existed, new toilets and showers were added, and the complete area was retiled and the vanity area completely reconstructed.
Principal James noted that not only was the upgrade critical, but it supported a broader educational purpose by instilling pride and confidence in the boys, giving them a sense of self-worth, despite their challenging personal situations.
Check out the progress report/transformation video below!
Global Humanity Network Gifts 150lbs Of Fresh Vegetables To Support The Maggoty High School Feeding Program
Global Humanity Network Inc (GHN) Helping Hands Committee Member, Mr. Ryan Keating, visited Maggoty High School, Maggoty, St Elizabeth, Jamaica.
GHN donated 80 pounds of lettuce and 70 pounds of tomatoes to support the school’s feeding program.
Mr. Leon Chisolm, Vice Principal, and Mrs. Lisa Wilkie-Dennis, Manager of the track and quiz teams, graciously accepted the vegetables.
This initiative aligns with GHN Helping Hands in Education objective to assist the most at risk students in underserved communities to aid with their development and education.
Global Humanity Network Donates 150lbs of Vegetables to Glen Stuart Primary School
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Global Humanity Network Inc. (GHN) Helping Hands committee member, Mr. Ryan Keating, visited Glen Stuart Primary School in Maggoty, St. Elizabeth.
On behalf of Global Humanity Network, Mr. Keating gifted 80 pounds of lettuce and 70 pounds of tomatoes to support the school’s feeding program.
Mrs. Janice Anglin graciously accepted the vegetables.
This initiative aligns with GHN's Helping Hands in education objective to assist the most at-risk students in underserved communities to aid with their development and education.
Global Humanity Network Donates 150lbs Food To St. Elizabeth Infirmary
Global Humanity Network Inc (GHN) Helping Hands Committee Member, Mr. Ryan Keating, visited the St Elizabeth Infirmary, Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Ryan presented food supplies on behalf of Global Humanity Network consisting of 80 pounds of lettuce and 70 pounds of tomatoes to support the infirmary’s feeding program.
Ms. Williamson, a supervisor at the infirmary, graciously accepted the food supplies. The infirmary is home to elderly residents who are destitute and abandoned by their relatives.
This initiative aligns with GHN Helping Hands objective to assist the most at-risk residents in underserved communities.
Global Humanity Network Donates School Supplies to Whitfield Town All Age School
Monday, January 9, 2023
On Monday, January 9, 2023, Global Humanity Network Inc (GHN) team member, Mr. Ryan Keating visited Whitfield Town All Age School, St Andrew, Jamaica and presented 50 bags consisting of school supplies and snacks to the students on behalf of GHN.
Principal Karen Powell, graciously accepted the well needed school supplies and immediately proceeded to distribute them to students.
This initiative aligns with GHN Helping Hands in Education objective to assist the most at risk students in underserved communities with materials to aid their development and education.
The materials which included notebooks, crayons, pencils, scissors, colored pencils, sharpeners and erasers were donated by Friends of Bishop Burchell McPherson.
Check out the video below from the recipients!
Global Humanity Network Donates 30 Much Needed Fans To Mt. Airy All Age School in Jamaica
Why we decided to work with this initiative
The roof of the Mt. Airy All Age school in Jamaica, West Indies is made of zinc. When the sun comes out during the daytime the school gets very hot.
The average temperature of Jamaica is 78 degrees and with the addition of the zinc roof the temperature increases by 10-15 additional degrees with no ventilation.
The classrooms were extremely hot and uncomfortable for the students. Global Humanity Network knew something as small as two fans per classroom would make a huge difference and enhance learning.
Dr. Laxley Stephenson, Earl Satahoo, and others went to the school and realized that they could not stand the heat in the room. They had to exit the classroom within 10 minutes. That’s when they knew that they had to do something to help.
The Global Humanity Network came together to make sure that these kids had cooler classrooms in which to learn.
Global Humanity Network Takes Action
We asked our community of our loyal donors for help. In a few short weeks we were able to purchase the fans with their generous donations.
With the help of the community the fans were installed within a few weeks. The kids now have air circulating in their classroom which is more conducive to learning.
This may seem like a small contribution but it ended up making a huge difference to kids who are now able to learn in a much cooler environment.
How much did each fan cost?
We purchased a total of 30 fans for $80 each. Some donors even chose to purchase individual fans for this project.
One of the members of the Global Humanity Network went directly to the site to oversee the installation of each fan.
Where is the school located?
The school is located in the parish of Westmoreland Jamaica West Indies.
When were the fans installed in the classroom?
The fans were installed in November of 2022.
How many kids are affected by this project?
Approximately 450 children.
Check out this video of the children of Mt. Airy saying thank you to the Global Humanity Network!