Organisation aimed at improving lives of street youth eyes expansion


 Amid tepid conversations about education, teachers and schooling in Jamaica, Claudette Richardson-Pious always ensures she takes a Children First approach.

The 2008 ANSA Caribbean Award for Excellence Laureate is the co-founder and executive director of Children First, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of Jamaica’s street children.

Richardson-Pious explains that it was through teaching that she developed the love for children.

To contribute to their safety and development, and to actively help to shape their lives, she created the ‘Bashy Bus’ mobile clinic. The internationally recognized programme brings sexual health information and other social issues to young people through rural tours in the parishes of St. Catherine, St Ann and St…

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