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International Mountain Day

December 11 was International Mountain Day. The observation is an initiative of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization to highlight the importance of the world’s highlands. Half the world’s biodiversity hotspots and one third of the world’s plant species occur in mountains, including the Blue Mountains and the John Crow Mountains. The theme for International Mountain Day 2020 is…

Is There Hope for the HOPE Programme?

An early morning breakfast meeting that Chairman of Gore Developments Limited (GDL), Phillip Gore, attended in 2018, quickly evolved into the Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation (“Gore Family Foundation”) taking fifty at-risk youth under their wings. Overnight, Mrs. Christine Gore became a mother-figure to fifty youth who had, up until that point in their lives, fallen through the cracks…

Continue to do great things

The Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation (The “Gore Family Foundation”) regards education as being central to Jamaica’s development and has therefore awarded more than one hundred academic scholarships to students over the past sixteen years. These scholarships have helped to afford deserving tertiary students facing financial challenges at The Mico University College (The “Mico”), The University of the West…

Food for the Poor Donation

COVID19 guidelines for school safety required several very specific changes to the layout of our GFF Sponsored Basic School classrooms. The list of required changes was daunting to say the least. Without the overwhelming support of Food for the Poor by way of their very generous donation of 50 desk sets (1 table & 4 chairs per set), 22 single…

Basic School Kitchens Renovation Project

The Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation (GFF) continues on its mission to upgrade and enhance the standard of Early Childhood Education in Jamaican Basic Schools. The GFF believes in the importance of teaching children healthy eating habits from a young age. Proper nutrition is one of the most essential components in the growth and development of minds and bodies…

JC Construction Project Management Course

Moment of pride for the 14 Jamaica College students graduating from the 2017-18 Construction Project Management Course (CPM), as they are officially handed their certificates on October 12, 2018. The Gleaner’s Automotive Coordinator, Mr. Kareem Latouche (a JC ‘Old Boy’ himself) was there as guest speaker and presenter. The graduates didn’t just learn all the theory surrounding the theme –…

Gore Family Foundation/GFF & Gore Developments Limited/GDL

Gore Family Foundation/GFF & Gore Developments Limited/GDL Construction Project Management Course @ Jamaica College…Just Keeps Rolling On! From a germ of an idea, to a draft document aimed at conveying everything there is to know about Construction Project Management, to a confirmed course, schedule of classes, kitting out a JC classroom with the proper computer equipment and state-of-the-art technology, to…

Gore Family Foundation & Eurotrend – Sprucing up St. Anne’s Infants School!

One of Gore Family Foundation’s (GFF) core values, which they insist be part of any one of their basic school’s programmes (and there are several in each of our schools!), is that of proper nutrition. Good nutrition fosters good health in young children and encourages learning! To this end each school has its own nutrition programme and the school cooks…

KPH Receives Much Needed Sterilization Unit

Leading Florida-based Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Coy recently donated US$20,000 to the Kingston Public Hospital ,which was smoothly and quickly facilitated by the Gore Family Foundation’s (GFF) partner – the American Friends of Jamaica. Dr. Coy’s specific request and direction was for GFF to first of all, purchase an autoclave for the sterilisation of KPH’s operating equipment. So said, so done!…

2018-2019 GDL Sponsored Construction Project Management Course

And…they’re off! The 2018-2019 Gore Development Limited (GDL) sponsored Construction Project Management Course at Jamaica College gets underway…now in its third year! Going on strong! Check out this year’s ‘crop’ of young enthusiasts (6th formers) as Dr. Claire Sutherland, once more, provides her invaluable time and effort to impart all there is to know about ‘project coordination’ … for the…

Jamaica College Construction Project Management Course JC Boys Go To Work…On Site!

The summer holidays came around and our 2017-2018 JC boys went into action; testing all the theory learned over the just finished school year. 10 students from the Construction Project Management Course went ‘on site’ for a 2-week practical stint (July 9-20, every week day!) at GDL’s Phoenix Park development at Dunbeholden, Portmore, St. Catherine. The aspiring project managers were…

Computer Corners in Our Basic Schools
Computer Corners in Our Basic Schools

Computer Corners! GFF’s basic schools now boasting a computer corner in each school. Equipment donated by GDL, apps and videos uploaded by our IT Playmates…Moya McLeod, Renee Chambers, Damone Downer and ex-GDL scholar Sicquena Sinclair. Our Playmates are assigned to their respective schools where they gather different age groups to fully understand basic computer technology, use the apps aligned with…

Colonel Rickman calls for more support for HOPE, after partnership with Gore Family Foundation
Colonel Rickman calls for more support for HOPE, after partnership with Gore Family Foundation

FAIRFIELD, St James — National coordinator for the Housing, Opportunities, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme, Colonel Martin Rickman, is calling on the private sector and government entities to partner with the State-run programme in an effort to create more opportunities for vulnerable youths across the island. There is an estimated 200,000 vulnerable and unattached youths islandwide; however, the HOPE programme…

Gore gives HEART $6M for at-risk youth
Gore gives HEART $6M for at-risk youth

The Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation presented HEART Trust/NTA with $6 million last Friday at the signing of their partnership agreement. Through the Government of Jamaica’s Housing Opportunity Production and Employment (HOPE) Initiative, youths from 18-24 years are engaged in the National Service Corps Programme (NSCP). NSCP is implemented through the HEART Trust/NTA and targets unattached youths who will…

Gore Foundation partners with HEART to train St James youth
Gore Foundation partners with HEART to train St James youth

The Gore Foundation and HEART Trust\NTA are keeping hope alive for youth in the Granville, St James by providing persons between the ages of 18 and 24 with training and work experience. This is being done in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Housing, Opportunities, Production and Employment (HOPE) Policy Initiative and implemented through the National Service Corps. The Phillip and…

MOU Signed To Help MoBay’s At-Risk Youth
MOU Signed To Help MoBay’s At-Risk Youth

Three major entities on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Montego Bay to forge a public-private partnership that is aimed at granting some 25 unattached youths the opportunity to transform their lives through a major skills-training and apprenticeship programme. The three entities, the Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation, Heart Trust/NTA and the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and…

Capital Improvement Projects for Gore Family Foundation Basic Schools

Several Basic Schools in the corporate area supported by the Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation received much-needed capital improvements during the last school semester. Chetolah Park Infant School received new kitchen cupboards as a result of the Foundation’s collaboration with Eurotrend Manufacturing Limited who again answered the call of the needy and provided beautiful cupboards for the School’s kitchen.…

Capital Improvement Projects for Gore Family Foundation Basic Schools

Several Basic Schools in the corporate area supported by the Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation received much-needed capital improvements during the last school semester. Chetolah Park Infant School received new kitchen cupboards as a result of the Foundation’s collaboration with Eurotrend Manufacturing Limited who again answered the call of the needy and provided beautiful cupboards for the School’s kitchen.…

J’MAX Hair & Nail Club Corporate Generosity to Kingston Basic Schools

The University of the West Indies’ Reach Up and Learn early childhood parenting program is being administered by the Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation in six (6) of the Foundation’s Basic Schools namely Arnold Road Methodist Basic School, Chetolah Park Infant School, Gospel Refuge Basic School, Sandy Park Basic School, St. Anne’s Infant School and Vouch Sylvia Foote Basic…

Mico Scholarship Program Hailed by Gore Family Foundation

One the occasion of a donor appreciation reception held by the Mico University College, the Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation was honoured for its continued provision of the James F Gore Memorial Schloaship and the Clarice May Gore Memorial Scholarship. The Foundation’s Christine Gore addressed the gathering on the personal significance of the Scholarships to her. “When I was…

Narrative for Principals Meeting with Director Christine Gore, Christmas 2018 for GFF website
Narrative for Principals Meeting with Director Christine Gore, Christmas 2018 for GFF website

At the end of the Christmas term 2017, the Gore Family Foundation (GFF) Team met individually with each Basic Schools’ Principal to review the results of their students’ ‘Developmental Assessment’, which was conducted at the start of the school year. Programs being conducted by the Foundation in each school were reviewed, namely Play & Stay Tennis, Reach Up & Learn…

Providence Certification Ceremony Sunday July 16, 2017 at Providence Methodist Church

Gore Family Foundation’s Natalee Robertson was delighted to attend at Providence Methodist Basic School on Old Hope Road, Sunday July 16. The occasion was the school’s ceremony on being official certified by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC). Miss Robertson, on behalf of the Foundation’s Director, Christine Gore, accepted a plaque from the school’s Principal, Mrs. Cathryn Smith-Gayle. The award represents…

Gore Developments Limited’s Construction Project Management Course at Jamaica College

Mr. Errol Spence of Berkeley & Spence, Quantity Surveyors finished up the final semester of the first Construction Project Management Course held at Jamaica College in style. In two sessions of 3 hours each, the students were introduced to an overview of real estate development and how the building industry fits in with that section of the economy and specifically,…

Reach Up and Learn Programme – Report on Progress

The Gore Family Foundation hosted three workshops, two during April and one in May to train our Play & Stay Coaches in preparation for the May 13 start-up date for the Reach Up and Learn programme. In brief – Reach Up and Learn comprises: Goals for the Mother / (Parent) Gain knowledge and insight on how a child develops Improve…

Reach up and learn!

The Reach and Learn Programme is coming to the GFF’s Basic Schools!  Our workshop dedicated to the programme, commenced on Wednesday April 12, 2017 and concluded on Thursday April 13, 2017 at the Lee Gore Business Centre, starting at 8:30am with the Tennis,  Academic Coaches and our Volunteers. Dr. Chang Lopez and Christine Powell from UWI’s Reach Up & Learn…

The Mico Leads the way again!
The Mico Leads the way again!

The Mico University College is forging ahead in curriculum development for teachers, by introducing tennis as part of its P.E Teachers’ course. In the September 2017 school term, the great sport of tennis will feature and continue for two years. The course was designed by Douglas M. Burke, currently President of the top tennis club in Canada – ACE –…

Jamaica Robotics…To The World!

Friday, April 7 at 10:00 am sharp saw the arrival of the Jamaica College Robotics Team for a ‘meet and greet’ at Gore Developments Limited’s offices and a mini-tour. Led by Dimario Campbell, the team rolled up in their bus, bang on time, with all their trophies in tow and, of course, with the robot herself — yes, it’s a…

Paediatric First Aid Workshop  for our Basic School Teachers
Paediatric First Aid Workshop for our Basic School Teachers

The Paediatric First Aid workshop took place at the Amy Bailey Basic School on Tuesday April 18 and Wednesday April 19, 2017. ‘E-Fast’ delivered the training presenters were Mr. Ricardo Bennett and Mr. Westman Prince, both certified instructors. The training had two parts theory and one part practical. All theory work was held on the first day of the training…

The Scholarship Fund (TSF) – Now The Gore Family Foundation A Life-Changer

As the TSF programme officially closes, evolving as it has into the Phillip & Christine Gore Family Foundation (GFF), it is important to document the Foundation’s origins and the major role TSF played in the lives of young scholarship recipients and their achievements.  The following is a testimonial by Brandon Burke** (**see footnote) on his involvement with the programme. “My…

Construction Project Management Course At Jamaica College, Forging Ahead

The Construction Project Management Course at Jamaica College, sponsored by Gore Developments Limited (GDL) and with Gore Family Foundation (GFF) coordinating, is now hosting its fourth session and moving along at a brisk pace. Already, the enthusiastic students have been briefed thoroughly on construction project management by Dr. Claire Sutherland, “schooled” in architecture by Ms. Doris Gross, after which Mr.…

Phillip Gore surrounded by the children from Shady Grove Basic School

The Gore Family Foundation (GFF) was delighted to find a cache of Play & Stay tennis equipment hidden away in storage. The pristine, lightweight racquets and big, colourful balls are the tools coaches need to teach Play & Stay tennis at basic schools and on which enthusiastic, young tennis players love to learn. Former First Lady of the United States…

Gore Development Scholar Excels

Fayan Fisher has been Gore Development Limited’s Clarice May Gore Memorial Scholar at The Mico University College since 2014. A keen advocate and enthusiast of early childhood education, Fisher is determined to take complete advantage of her scholarship and pursue her chosen discipline to the fullest extent. Fisher’s achievements so far have not been accomplished without personal struggle and sacrifice.…

Play & Stay Tennis Programme Reaping Rewards In Basic Schools

Play & Stay Tennis was developed and is administered by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The equipment – lightweight racquets and colourful tennis balls – are specially designed by the ITF for young children to use with ease and to enjoy the game from the first lesson. Play & Stay is recognised worldwide and each country’s national tennis association’s programme…

Helping Hands Indeed!

Helping Hands is Karl’s Hale’s” ‘baby’; now resident in Canada, Karl is a steadfast friend to the Gore Family Foundation (GFF) (via the tennis connection) and Jamaica, as he is directly involved with Volunteer Tourism too. Through Helping Hands’ kind donation, GFF is the recipient of Cdn$15,000, to be used to fund the ‘Reach Up and Learn Programme’. Headed up…

Nadine Isaacs Memorial Scholarship, University of Technology (UTECH)

The 2016-2017 Nadine Isaacs Memorial scholars are: Miss Ashley Williamson and Mr. Andre Purge. Both students are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies at UTECH. The memorial scholarship’s namesake, Everyl Nadine Isaacs, B. Arch, Dip. Bldg. Science, FJIA, was born in Jamaica in 1942 to Ivy and Wills Isaacs and was forever and always known as ‘Nadine Isaacs’. She…

KPH Gets Just The Equipment They Need!

The Gore Family Foundation (GFF) in collaboration with Mrs. Neadene Tufton formed a KPH Support Team in September and the initiative has already reaped rewards with the timely arrival and delivery of a laparoscopy machine, which was ‘stranded’ in Barbados, having been donated to KPH by Arbutus Medical Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Arbutus Medical works with surgeons around the…

More Children To Learn Tennis
More Children To Learn Tennis

Back-to-School in September for the children of Chetolah Park Primary, Sandhurst Early Childhood, Mission Hall Methodist and St Anne’s Infant schools proved to be much more fun than usual. The principals at all four schools were approached by the Gore Family Foundation (GFF), regarding Play & Stay Tennis lessons for the young students and as the new term began, and…

Gore Family Foundation Secures Basic School

VOUCH Sylvia Foote, one of the Gore Family Foundation’s (GFF) basic schools under its wing, is the latest recipient of the GFF’s concerted effort to upgrade the necessary infrastructure and give the school a ‘lift’. The GFF team was keen to get repairs going on the many “lapses” and gaping holes in the perimeter fence, which posed a security problem…

Construction Project Management Course At Jamaica College
Construction Project Management Course At Jamaica College

Jamaica College has launched a new and exciting course into their 5th and 6th Forms’ curriculum – Construction Project Management. The brainchild of Gore Developments Limited (GDL) with administrative input from the Gore Family Foundation’s team, Phillip Gore’s Alma Mater, Jamaica College (JC) has commenced providing 14 select students with the ‘ins and outs’ of construction project management – a…

Tennis Course & Development Manual

Christine Gore, Director of the Gore Family Foundation (GFF) took pleasure in officially handing over the Tennis Course & Development Manual for P.E. Teachers to Mr. John Bailey, Tennis Jamaica’s current President. The manual prepared by Mr. Douglas Burke, former Davis Cup Captain for Jamaica, National Coach/Tennis Director, (1994-2010) and 2013 recipient of Tennis Canada’s‘ Coaching Excellence Award, is a…

Gore Family Foundation & Gore Development Limited’s Super Scholars!
Gore Family Foundation & Gore Development Limited’s Super Scholars!

Ex-Jamaica College student, Mr. Kuti Ra, graduated from Hillel Academy’s International Baccalaureate (IB) 2-year Diploma Programme for High School Seniors on Thursday, May 26. With 16 CXC passes already under his belt (yes, 16 with 8 distinctions!), the young man was deemed the perfect candidate to benefit from the rich academic experience of Hillel Academy’s IB programme, and he didn’t…

Gore Foundation Gives Sheets To Hospitals
Gore Foundation Gives Sheets To Hospitals

Caroline Pryor, a Florida track star whose mother is Jamaican, and Christine Gore have partnered in a sheet drive for the 425-bed Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Pryor, in a deal with Lilly Pulitzer chain of boutiques, set up a ‘shop and share’ arrangement for friends and family to buy within a certain time period, after which she would receive 10…

AFUWI 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award to Phillip & Christine Gore
AFUWI 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award to Phillip & Christine Gore

AFUWI (American Foundation for the University of The West Indies) 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award to Phillip & Christine Gore, held February 24, 2016.

Phillip Gore’s interview aired on KLAS
Phillip Gore’s interview aired on KLAS

Phillip Gore speaking on KLAS’ Financially Focused programme on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

List of Press Releases
List of Press Releases

2009 – Jahvair Mullings to Norfolk State on Tennis Scholarship 2013 – Phillip Gore and Christine Gore Meet Scholarship Recipients Shavonique Morrison and Oswald Robinson 2014 – Eearly Childhood Tennis Fun Day Staged in Hanover 2014 – Gore Foundation to the Rescue 2015 –  Gore, Eurotrend Assist Basic School 2015 – Young Players Impress At “Play and Stay Tennis”

The Recap and The Road Map
The Recap and The Road Map

The Foundation has been set up specifically to help Jamaica’s basic and primary schools, to improve in every way, every aspect of a child’s well-being and capacity to learn. We make inroads into the schools by identifying a basic or primary school, setting up meetings with the Principals to explain our aims and methods with the emphasis on how our…

Labour Day project at Shady Grove
Labour Day project at Shady Grove

Tennis Court becomes a Reality at the Shady Grove Basic School! Labour Day, May 25, 2015, was indeed a very happy one for the students and staff at the Shady Grove Basic School.  As budding tennis players (and very keen ones too!), the Shady Grove children got their very own tennis court. Parents, staff, students and their siblings at Shady…