The Lesma Ellis Foundation (LEF) is a community organization whose mission is to be committed to the educational advancement, social development and well-being of adolescents and senior citizens throughout inner-city and rural Jamaica. LEF hopes to achieve this by providing mentorship, guidance, encouragement and confidence in future leaders.
Friends of Jamaica recently supported the LEF through its grant program. With FOJ funding, the Foundation provided young men and women from inner city Kingston and Cedar Valley Primary School in St. Thomas with tablets and computers to bridge the online teaching and learning environment gap. In addition to the computers, tablets, and a school scholarship donated to the Cedar Valley Primary School, LEF donated tablets to children at the Child Development Center/Early Stimulus Program and the Torrington Park Housing Scheme in Kingston. The computers donated to Cedar Valley primary School will aid in the automation of school processes utilized by educators and administration. In addition to providing devices, LEF also taught students device maintenance and responsibility and ensured access to Information Communication Technology (ICT) based learning.
For more information on LEF, visit their website.