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Sunday, January 08, 2006 

WOMEN'S CENTRE OF JAMAICA FOUNDATION

The Women's Centre Programme for Adolescent Mothers was established in 1978 with one Centre at 42 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, in response to the high level of teenage pregnancy experienced by the country. In 1991, the programme gained Foundation status, thus being named the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) and operates as a limited liability company under the auspices of a government ministry. Presently, the WCJF operates seven (7) main centres and six (6) outreach stations under the Ministry of Local Government, Community Development and Sport. To date, the total number of participants assisted through this programme is 32,032.

The mandate of the Programme is to assist girls 17 years and under, who have dropped out of school due to pregnancy. This intervention allows the pregnant teenagers to continue their education at the Women's Centre nearest to them for at least one term. They are then returned to the formal school system after the birth of their babies.

Contact Information
WOMEN'S CENTRE
42 Trafalgar RoadKingston 10, Jamaica
Ph: (876) 929-7608, 929-0977
Fax: (876) 960-7551
Email: womenscentre@cwjamaica.com
http://www.jamaica-kidz.com/womenscentre/

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