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Jul 1, 2022

Timmy Stamp Leads Tourism Summer Program

Timmy Stamp has headed his Jah Love program for the past fifteen years.  In that time he has seen many of the young men he has mentored resort to crime and gang activity.  This effort, he says, will help to form a bond among the participants.

 

Glenford “Timmy” Stamp

Glenford “Timmy” Stamp, Organizer, Summer Program

“Yoh got wahn lotta kids weh mek it out, yoh undastand me and got dehn head hold up, but yoh got di ones dehn weh noh mek it out. Weh noh have nothing, no programs and thing fi back dehn up, yoh undastand me. Like ah seh, we need di programs fi be consistent, we noh wahn just wahn one summer thing and quit, yoh undastand me, because we lose wih kids dehn hand over fist dehn kinda way deh, yoh undastand me. Dehn one weh yoh ker, dehn twenty-five weh wi end up ker pan di last trip, outta da twenty-five deh wih last at least bout fifteen a dehn, yoh undastand me. So ih very important that we have wahn consistent, you know, people di help. We di try build wahn bond weh missing wid dehn kids fi forty-four years, weh paat dehn kids dehn cyant go eena different communities, yoh undastand me.  So fi get this evening school together then we wahn build wahn bond with these kids cause we wahn get dehn out.  Every month we wahn try get dehn outta di community and try build back this bond with these kids cause ih so sad that these kids get involved eena something weh dehn noh know bout.”

 


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