EDUCATION IS EMPOWERMENT, ONLY THE EDUCATED ARE FREE
Welcome to the Union of Jamaican Alumni Association (UJAA) website. It is with a deep sense of pride and joy that we celebrate our 25th Anniversary. As we continue to work together to build the UJAA of the 21st century, let us take a moment to reflect on all our accomplishments. Over the past 25 years, we have built:
A strong union of Jamaican Alumni Association members who support each other.
A High School Graduates Award Recognition program that has donated over $250,000 and that has been embraced by our community.
A strong support of other organizations both in Jamaica and within the Diaspora.
Recognition by the Jamaica Ministry of Education as a leader amongst educational organizations within the USA.
These achievements are significant as there is no greater tribute to our programs than their appreciation and success. All of this is encapsulated in our anniversary theme, “United in our Commitment and Dedication to Service.” I credit the dedication of the Board of Directors over the past 25 years and the support of our membership base and community for these achievements.
Our primary goal has been and will always be to “Promote academic excellence at all levels of schools in Jamaica and in particular to improve education in Basic and Primary schools throughout the Island.” With your help we have done a tremendous job of meeting a wide range of needs - appliances, water tanks, computers, books, equipment, furniture and fencing.
But, let us not rest on our laurels, as there is still much to be done in terms of building on our legacy. For this, our silver anniversary year, let us celebrate with gratitude – gratitude for the country of our birth and for the schools that will provide future generations with a stellar education. May our union continue to strive for greater heights and strength!