There is always something new to learn at The Source!
Within the span of one week…..
August 17-21- Ornamental Fish Training
August 22- JN Foundation ACTION volunteer training
August 24 and 26- New Basic computer training lessons
August 25- RADA training in the community garden
Come by The Source any day between the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (12:00-4:00 on Saturdays) and see how you can get involved at The Source!
April 22nd 2015 was a great day as The Source celebrated our planet through several activities such as planting trees, having a “Race to the Litter Line” contest to collect trash, a nature scavenger hunt, and the winners of our poster competition were announced. It was a fun and informative day for all involved! Help keep Jamaica beautiful by
#goinggreen #nomorelitter #letsgetgrowing #sourcecommunitygardenproject #sooncome
Congratulations to our poster winners Jehu Foster and Zane Taylor!
Peace Corps volunteer Duncan Galler traveled from St. Elizabeth to show the proper way to plant citrus trees.
Second place poster winners Iyana Taylor, Jessica Clarke and Alyssa Foster (not pictured) enjoying their “wordly” prize.
Students learning about what constitutes litter
The Y’s Menettes of Westmoreland displaying their award for outstanding community service.
The Y’s Menettes of Westmoreland is a local service group that has been meeting every first and third Monday for more than 30 years. The group is a part of the “Y” movement (Y’s Men, YMCA, YWCA) and has been actively engaged in changing the lives of youth who live in challenged communities through various programmes. They have been hosting youth summer camps for more than twenty (20) in our local community. Many children who attend summer camp at our Resource Centre today are second generation campers as their parents also attended camps here before the Centre was re-constructed.
Become a New Member of the Source Today!
The Source Savanna-la-Mar is excited to announce it’s new Membership Programme. Starting November 1st, this promotional seeks to thank community members and customers who use the Source Internet Cafe and services on a daily basis.
There is no cost to register – just talk to any staff member. Join today and enjoy the awesome benefits.
Membership Benefits (Internet Cafe)
– Receive “brawta” for internet time usage and basic computer classes
– Get your own personal username and login to access computers without check-in
– “Top-up” system allows you to pre-pay for time and then save unused minutes for your next visit
– Bring a Friend Benefit: receive extra time for telling your friend about the Source (if they become a member). They get extra time too.
Today the Source Savanna-la-Mar hosted the Westmoreland PDC Annual General meeting. It was a great day with over 60+ members representing a wide range of stakeholders to talk about issues regarding related to the development of the Parish. Organisations present included SDC, CSJP, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the National Water Commission, and many communities from amongst the parish. To learn more about the Westmoreland Parish Development Committe visit their website at www.westmorelandpdc.com
On behalf of the Source Staff and Volunteers, the Y’s Menettes of Westmoreland, and most importantly, the 140+ youth that attended camp we wanted to thank our amazing sponsors for their thoughtful and generous donations. Our two summer camps, a major highlight for our youth, would not be possible without these donations. Some organizations directly sponsored youth and paid for their camp fees. Other organizations contributed food, arts and crafts supplies, and other supplies.
Thank you for making our camps possible and for supporting programmes that serve and impact our youth.
Grace Foods Processing of Westmoreland
Lasco Food Distributors
Computaz & Beyond (Savanna-la-mar)
Hammonds Pastry Place (Savanna-la-mar)
Tan Tan Pastry (Savanna-la-mar)
Bonestech Creations & Sport (Savanna-la-mar)
The Source Savanna-la-Mar in partnership with the Y’s Menettes of Westmoreland hosted their annual summer youth camps (Junior and Senior). These camps served and benefited the youth from the challenged communities of Russia, Grotto, Seaton Crescent, and Gully Banks/Barracks Road.
Activities included: Arts and crafts, dance lessons (Auntie Jackie and Legend Squad), basic computer classes, HIV prevention with Grassroots Soccer, life skills activities, special guest speakers from the Ministry of Health, HEART NTA, and JMBIC, sports day, and a talent show.
Big ups to our volunteers and donators who made it all possible. Without their selfless, generous support, we would not be able to host these camps. Thank you!
Volunteer assisting one of the campers
Arts and crafts with Ms. Praise
Dance lessons with Auntie Jackie
More arts and crafts
Health lessons with the Ministry of Health BCC Team
Basic computer classes
Some of our awesome youth
Playing “Simon Says”
Senior camp team building excercise
HIV prevention activities with GrassRoots Soccer
Dance Lessons by Legend Squad
More HIV prevention Activities with GrassRoots Soccer
Special presentation by HEART NTA
Senior Camp Photo
Following the success of our first health fair in January, the Source Savanna-la-Mar and the Organisation for International Development (OID) will be hosting another health fair at the Source on Wednesday June 26th from 9am – evening.
Doctors from the United States will provide a variety of free services including pediatrics, optometry, obgyn, general medicine, and dental services.
Waiting to see the Optometrist
A child getting checked out for Asthma
The Parents’ Place, Source Savanna-la-Mar “Big Man Thing” series of activities kicked off on Father’s Day with a successful Father’s Day Expo – “Celebrating Fatherhood” attended by 60 fathers, all of whom got presents, massages, pedicure, manicure, and a 4-course sumptuous dinner before they bonded in a series of Man-to-Man sessions following a Church service.