Pledge2Build Parish Competition Begins - Nov 1

Start Date: November 01, 2016

End Date: January 31, 2017

Respond By: January 31, 2017

5 Points


The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) has partnered with organizations in Jamaica and in the Diaspora to raise US$2 million to upgrade the infrastructure of early childhood and primary schools in Jamaica. Some of the proceeds will also seek to offer professional development and training for teachers.

The fundraising campaign is an inter-parish competition among Jamaicans across the globe. Donors will compete to raise funds for their respective parishes. The fundraising period begins November 1, 2016 and runs through January 31, 2017 following an official launch in Jamaica in November 2016.

3 Donation Options
Donate Online

Donate By Mail
Send a check* with your donation to:
1452 President Street
Brooklyn, NY  11213
Checks should be made payable to:  UJAA FBO JDETF
Checks must reflect the name of parish in the memo field. Checks must be postmarked by January 31, 2017.

Donate In Person
JN Locations, Western Union Locations in the Caribbean

About Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF)

The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) was borne out of the 5th Biennial Diaspora Conference held in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2013, under the leadership of Leo Gilling, the immediate past Diaspora Advisory Board Member for the West/Mid-West USA.  The JDETF determined that partnership and collaboration with stakeholders in Jamaica should be included in the plans and mission towards contributing to VISION 2030.


The task force members span the USA, Canada and the UK, and has benefitted from the support, participation and leadership of organizations in the Diaspora such as the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA), Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT), Jamaica Awareness Association of California, (JAAC), and in Jamaica from such organizations as the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA), the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MEYI) and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College (SSTC).