2018 ANNUAL SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL AWARDS: CONGRATULATIONS TO, The Atlanta – Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee (AMBSCC)
INNOVATION AWARD: HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
The Atlanta – Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee (AMBSCC) has directly impacted the lives of Jamaican citizens in education, technology, and medical care delivery for 25 years. In 2017, AMBSCC focused on providing humanitarian assistance to Montego Bay residents through health care and education. AMBSCC worked on a model for effective integration of technology into schools within the Montego Bay communities. The model would provide equipment and training to students and parents to provide them with skills to engage in a digital world.
AMBSCC also provided extensive medical care to the Montego Bay community including providing medical equipment, basic necessities, medication, and treatment to over 2000 people in more than 23 local health centers and a homeless shelter. AMBSCC also provided classroom supplies, a new industrial range, and computers to local Montego Bay schools, and continued their scholarship program for Jamaican students to help them complete educational programs.