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New Fortress Energy Donates $4.5 Million To Youth Development

by: Staff

New Fortress Energy (NFE), a global energy infra-structure company that supports youth development and education in Jamaica, has donated more than J$4.5 million to RISE Life Management Services to boost a critical youth and community social programme in downtown Kingston.

With this support, RISE Life has met an important funding requirement of its application to the European Union for grant funding, enabling them access to more than US$700,000. These funds will be used to implement an islandwide education, prevention and treatment programme around serious social issues facing youth, including child abuse, which leads to depression, suicide, school dropout and delinquency.

"We cannot thank New Fortress Energy enough for answering our cry for help in such a big way. As part of our application to the European Union, we are required to provide 10 per cent of the overall funding which will be used to implement the Finding My Voice national programme, and we thank NFE for this well-needed donation," said Sonita Morin Abrahams, executive director of RISE LifeManagement Services.

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