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CCRP JAMAICA AWARDED GRANT UNDER THE US AMBASSADOR’S PEPFAR PROGRAMME TO CONDUCT HIV/AIDS WORKSHOPS

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) has been awarded a grant under the Ambassador’s 2013 United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme. The programme which is a component of the PEPFAR global initiative is geared towards helping countries around the world in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The funds will be used to conduct as series of HIV/AIDS sensitization workshops for older persons.

The CCRP is one of five organisations selected from among hundreds of applicants to receive this year’s grant.  The funds will be used to conduct HIV/AIDS sensitization workshops for mature adults.   CCRP Founder and CEO Jean Lowrie-Chin in expressing her appreciation to the US Ambassador, Her Excellency Pamela E. Bridgewater, at the Grant Signing Ceremony held recently at the US Embassy stated, “This Grant will enable our organisation to work with our members and other seniors allied to the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) in order to increase their awareness of the disease and enlist their support in fighting the spread of this epidemic.”


She added that, because seniors in Jamaica play a highly influential role in family, church and community circles the CCRP-PEPFAR workshop series will have a significant impact in empowering them to influence behaviour change with regards to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, in organisations in which they serve.  Therefore, the gesture of the award to the CCRP is a true life-saver.

The workshops will be conducted over a three month period in Kingston during the months of November 2013 to January 2014.

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