Last night I attended UNICEF’s Masquerade Ball as a member of the host committee! This year NextGen is supporting UNICEF Jamaica + UNICEF’s Emergency Relief Fund.
Jamaica has experienced high rates of homicide since 2005, with children often being the victims of these criminal acts. Between 2014 and 2015, the homicide rate for children and adults increased by 20 percent.
Due to the increase in homicide rates, along with the continual physical, sexual and emotional abuse many young women face, the Jamaican Government is partnering with UNICEF in an effort to implement a Violence Interruption Program (VIP) in the region which aims to treat violence as a public health issue. More info, proposal, social guide and pictures can be found HERE.
This year, NextGen has chosen a dual-funding project. This means that while NextGen will fund UNICEF Jamaica’s VIP, they will also work to support UNICEF’s Emergency Relief Fund, thereby maintaining the inclusivity and equity UNICEF strives for in reaching the world’s most vulnerable children.