AMBSCC Gala 2023
Sat, Sep 23 7:00 PM – Sun, Sep 24 1:00 AM EDT
The Atlanta Montego Bay sister cities committee was established in 1972 and is one of 18 sister cities affiliated with the city of Atlanta. We are a nonprofit tax-exempt international organization with branches in Atlanta and Montego Bay.
Over the past 28 years, the human services committee has provided care to approximately 60,000 underserved residents of Montego Bay and surrounding areas to the tune of US$5 million in medicine ,supplies ,services and human resources.
The education and technology section of our committee has provided scholarships and cultural exchanges for youth in Atlanta and Montego Bay through our youth ambassador program.
In the Atlanta area we have partnered with many other nonprofit organizations to provide services for communities in need in the area of back to school school events, health fairs, addressing food insecurity and other resources.
During the pandemic fifteen schools in St. James, Trelawny and Kingston, and three health institutions in Western Jamaica were the beneficiaries of gifts from the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee. The gifts comprised medical equipment, scholarships, tablets and laptop computers, valued at US$120,000. Cornwall Regional Hospital, Falmouth Hospital and the Noel Holmes Hospital received well-needed high flow oxygen delivery devices and oxygen concentrators valued at US$70,000.00.
131 tablets and 26 laptop computers were distributed to 15 educational institutions, of which 13 are in St. James, one in Trelawny and one in Kingston. Among those receiving tablets and laptops were Adelphi Primary School, Adelphi Gardens Basic School, Goodwill Primary School, Sudbury All-Age School, Barrett Town All-Age School, Dumfries All-Age School, Muschett High School, Cornwall College, and the University of the West Indies. In 2022, US$30,000 in scholarship was awarded to high school students in the Montego Bay area and medical students at the University of the West Indies.
In October of this year, we will resume our Vin Martin Health Mission, our first opportunity to provide much needed health care, medications and supplies to Montego Bay and surrounding communities since the pandemic. The needs are greater than they have ever been and we need your continued support/donations to accomplish this mission.