‘The VM Foundation focuses on leadership and nation-building, youth empowerment and improving health & family life, and seeks to positively transform the lives of Jamaicans globally.’
We are committed to empowering individuals within our communities, locally and in the diaspora, with programmes delivered through a dedicated team of volunteers and partners focused on improving quality of life.
To positively transform the lives
of Jamaicans globally.
LEADERSHIP AND NATION BUILDING
- National Leadership and Prayer Breakfast
- Governor General Achievement Awards
- Head Start Scholarship programme
- Social Enterprise in secondary schools programme, in partnership with the British Council
- Igknight – Financial literacy for young people
- Under-13 football competition and coaches development programme
HEALTH AND FAMILY
- Adopt-A-Clinic, in partnership with the Ministry of Health
- The VM Foundation, in 2019 impacted the lives of over 110,000 individuals.
- We are delighted to have invested over JA$35 million in Jamaica. Of which over JA$1.69million was donated to support smaller grants.
- Over 91,800 lives impacted through VM’s initiatives, approximately 17, 800 through small grants and another 887 through our staff volunteer work.
- In 2019, 185 VM Team members actively volunteered and contributed to the Foundation.
- We have been able to do this thanks to the amazing loyalty of our partners, members, Board and Team Members.
- VM Foundation continues to transform lives through our commitment to supporting students on their journey towards gaining an education. Over 62 students received scholarships through the VM Foundation Head start scholarship programme, at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Of the 62, 44 are females and 18 males.
- NEW: In 2019, VM Foundation awarded its first recipient for the STEM scholarship. This was introduced to support students pursuing studies in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics to facilitate the global growth agenda. The scholarship valued at $300,000, per year for the course of their studies.
- In partnership with the St. James Football Association, the VM Foundation hosted the 29th staging of the St. James under 13 Football Competition. The Foundation continued to demonstrate that VM is a partner on and off the field, 32 schools and 691 students participated. The competition is an important investment in our nation’s future and provides an opportunity to develop and sharpen their football skills but also to learn life skills critical to their growth and development.
- NEW: In 2019, the Coaches programme was launched were approximately 20 coaches were trained to aid in the development of the players. They were introduced to positive youth development as the foundation to how they approach coaching the players and were exposed to a curriculum and tools on effective communication, making good decisions, problem-solving, goal setting, leadership, time management, nutrition, injury and recovery and handling loses.
- The VM Foundation adopted the St Jago Park Health Centre in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The Ministry of Healths programme seeks to encourage Jamaicans to take responsibility for their health at a primary level before they have a need to get to the hospitals. The main thrust of the programme is to refurbish and upgrade clinics across the island to ensure that patients get quality care in a professional setting. However, in 2019 VM Foundation wanted to more value, we executed our labour day at the clinic and gave the clinic a needed facelift. We have also supported their Health fair with VM Volunteers and delivered Financial Literacy training to the staff.
International Coastal Clean-up Day
On September 21, 31 Team members journeyed to the Palisadoes Go Kart Track in Kingston and Lilliput Beach in Montego Bay to help in the cause to keep our environment clean and rid our coastal areas of built of debris. We can all be proud of the fact that we are indeed “Improving the quality of life of Jamaicans”. We look forward to amplifying our impact as we grow through partnerships.