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2019 – CTMC

By |2021-01-23T14:49:44-05:0020 September 2019|

Project Description

Jamaican Maroon communities—settlements established by formerly enslaved Africans—face low incomes, high unemployment, and increasing rural-urban migration that threatens their livelihoods and unique culture. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity and promote economic inclusion among historically excluded groups. Our grantee partner, Charles Town Maroon Council (CTMC), is increasing incomes of more than 100 community members by upgrading key cultural and ecotourism sites, expanding tourism offerings, and improving marketing and management of tourism activities.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides Charles Town Maroon Council (CTMC) with an additional $5,000 to address challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. CTMC is creating a Learning Center that will support approximately 120 youth per day in participating in online schooling and provide socially distant classes to supplement online learning.

This amendment is part of the IAF’s broader COVID-19 response strategy.

Charles Town Maroon Council Limited*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
The Charles Town Maroon Cultural Heritage and Eco-Tourism Project Jamaica 2019 – 2021 $110000 $96670 150 individuals 2,500 individuals enterprise development and job skills

*Includes amendment data

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