GGPE Presents Tablets to Teen Mothers at the Women’s Centre

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its restrictions have caused a shift in the way we do business in a number of areas. Most services are being offered online and there is a growing demand for tools and technologies that enable access to key services. Students across Jamaica and the world are the […]

Governor-General pays tribute to the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen was among those who paid tribute to the Honourable Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD at the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew, earlier today (Friday, January 8, 2020). In expressing his condolences to the Stewart family, His Excellency wrote, “Lady and I join with our […]

2020 at a Glance

Faced with a global pandemic, IBI-Ambassadors rose to the challenge of delivering essential gears and services, while employing creative approaches for virtual peer mentorship and support. The GGPE Secretariat was motivated by the resilience of these Ambassadors and acted on the guidance of the Management Committee and Advisory Board to reframe […]

35 Jamaicans to Receive 2020 Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA)

Thirty-five (35) inspiring Jamaicans have been selected for the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA). The award, which recognizes outstanding contribution to community and nation building, will be presented in a virtual ceremony to be staged in February 2021, under the theme: ‘Engaging, Empowering & Inspiring Jamaicans’. The GGPE (Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence) […]

IBI welcomed 37 newly inducted Ambassadors

Thirty-seven (37) youth and community champions were inducted as ‘I Believe’ Initiative (IBI) Ambassadors. The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) hosted the 2020 IBI Ambassadors’ Induction Ceremony, under the theme ‘Engaging, Empowering & Inspiring Jamaicans’. The virtual ceremony was also used to showcase how the Programme uses its activities to engage […]

Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) Appoints New National Coordinator

The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) has appointed 2017 Queen’s Young Leader awardee, Mr. Abrahim Simmonds, as its new National Coordinator.   Mr. Simmonds who recently completed postgraduate studies in Health Informatics at the Swansea University in Wales, will serve in the capacity to bolster strategic growth and development. According to Simmonds, […]

IBI Ambassadors lead webinar series on project management

A webinar series dubbed, “Ready. Set. Go!” was planned and delivered by IBI Ambassadors with experience in various areas of project design and management. The series was designed to further build the capacity of IBI Ambassadors to tackle various issues within their communities. The webinars were aired over a period of […]

13 students receive Summer of Service (SOS) Scholarships

The requirements for 2020 iteration of the Summer of Service (SOS) scholarship were temporarily adjusted  because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The various restrictions meant that participants would not be able to volunteer in traditional ways. Participants were encouraged to think creatively about projects that could be implemented virtually under the supervision […]

Summer of Service Scholarship Programme Launches

The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), has reversed its decision to cancel the 2020 iteration of the Summer of Service Programme. Having assessed the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resultant increase in the need for financial assistance to tertiary students, the decision has been taken to have an […]

IBI Ambassadors Supported to Tackle COVID-19

During times of hardship and uncertainty, it is important that we come together in love and support to strengthen our bond as a people and ‘serve with humble pride’.  As we adjust to life and work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, IBI Ambassadors have been on the frontlines of the response in […]