Current Projects

There is an ongoing collaborative current project being conducted at the SSIP known as the Community Empowerment and Transformation Project – Phase II (COMET II), funded by the United States Agency International Development (USAID). This grant seeks to strengthen the services of the SSIP for children attending target schools and/or residing in any of the COMET II communities.

The Communities targeted in four parishes under the project are as follows:

Kingston St. Andrew St. Catherine Clarendon
Rockfort Stony Hill Gregory Park Four Paths
Bay Shore Bull Bay/ Seven Miles Linstead Brixton Hill
Rae Town Hannah Town Bog Walk Osbourne
Trench Town Kintyre Old Harbour Chapleton
Spring Field Gordon Town Kitson Town Race Course

The objectives of the project are to:

  1. Build awareness and respect for the rule of law and social order
  2. Activate responsiveness of at-risk young persons in reducing their vulnerabilities
  3. Build positive relationships with suspended students and the school community and Police
  4. Encourage and promote social improvement

There are a handful of important project conducted under this initiative. These include:

  1. Sensitization workshops for Deans of Discipline, Guidance Counsellors, School Resource Officers and other school-based and regulatory officials on Youth Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  2. Regular 5-day school suspension intervention programme based on designed curriculum.
  3. Monthly networking rap sessions and discussions for child/parent and child/school-based professionals’ interaction, quarterly visits from police and other professionals.