3rd Bennial Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force Advancement in Education Summit 2018
January 17, 2018 The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) will host their 3rd Biennial Advancement in Education and Teacher Training Summit 2018 from March 21 - 25 in the City of Miramar, Florida under the theme "Continuing the Diaspora Partnership: Expanding the Advancement of Education.” This is the first Summit being hosted in the United States. The change in venue will attract educators from Jamaica and around the Diaspora.
UJAA’S ROLE ON THE JAMAICA DIASPORA EDUCATION TASK FORCE
The Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA), Inc. being actively engaged on the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force, and, as such, supports the JDETF’s initiatives and programs to advance education in Jamaica while continuing to carry out their mission as stated in their bylaws is aware that all terms of engagement are solely as representatives of the organization and in no way acts independently of UJAA.
Continue to evidence our outstanding leadership on the JDETF and the local community by supporting and sponsoring, where applicable, those initiatives agreed on by the JDETF to advance education in Jamaica.
Ensure that our commitment and our work continue to be noted and recognized in Jamaica and in the Diaspora.
Through our participation, we must continue to promote UJAA’s mission to supporting basic schools and basic education by making that positive difference in the lives of the children/students and the teachers at this level.
Explore investments to support UJAA while seizing opportunities to develop relationships with the Jamaica education system.
By our activities and participation in the Diaspora set an example in order to engage individuals and organizations in advancing education in general and early childhood education specifically.
Foster collaboration with other entities in Diaspora to promote Early Childhood Education.
Provide the appropriate and reasonable line items in the UJAA budget and Bylaws that specifically speak to our leadership role in advancing education in Jamaica.
Participate in meetings and discussions.
Create a Standing Committee called The Diaspora Committee – chaired by a Board Member, includes the President and one member from the general membership.
Following the 5th Biennial Diaspora Conference held in Montego Bay, Jamaica in June 2013, Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica in the Diaspora from the USA, Canada and UK, under the leadership of the Diaspora Advisory Board Member in the West/Midwest USA, met to discuss using their resources and expertise to support the education system in Jamaica. Thus was born the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF).
Immediately following that first conference call on Sunday, August 11, 2013, the half dozen Diasporans on the call determined that partnership and collaboration with stakeholders in Jamaica must be included in their plans and mission towards contributing to VISION 2030.