Step Up 4 Armadale

I cannot put into words the disfiguring pain in my soul when I consider what this young girls went through. I am really looking forward to working with Pure Potential to bring support to the survivors of the Fire at Armadale. #fiveyears

Jamaican Journal

Tomorrow. May 22nd, marks five years since the horrific fire at Armadale. Seven girls died in the state institution, which was supposed to be a place of safety for youth who were there for various reasons. A new initiative has launched, Step Up 4 Armadale, and it is aimed at providing mentorship and training for the girls so that they can develop some skills and reach a state of independence in their lives. From the story:

“We have been hearing your plight, and we want to help to do great things to overcome your challenges,” said Marie Sparkes, initiator of the Step Up 4 Armadale project.

“I was approached a year ago by six of the survivors seeking help to move forward, and today represents one of the steps we are taking to ensure that you are able to do something positive with your lives,” added Sparkes, who is the…

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