On Friday April 8, 2016, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, will launch the first UWI Global Giving Week at The University’s Regional Headquarters in Mona, Jamaica. Other launches will follow at the other physical campuses in Cave Hill, Barbados, and St Augustine, Trinidad. This event will be livestreamed via: http://tv.mona.uwi.edu/uwi-giving-campaign-launch. Persons interested in giving to The UWI are invited to visit: www.uwi.edu/giving.

UWI Global Giving Week runs from July 31-August 6, 2016 under the theme “Educate and Emancipate”. It marks the beginning of an annual tradition to connect with friends and cultivate support to strengthen The UWI’s capacity to drive regional development.

The University has traditionally relied on regional governments for financial support; this campaign targets alumni, public and private sector organisations, donor agencies and members of the public with an objective of bringing them closer to the University. Proceeds of the campaign will go towards research, facilitates and equipment, construction and maintenance of residence halls, as well as faculty and sport programmes.

While contributions to The UWI are welcome throughout the year, the designated “UWI Global Giving Week kicks off on Emancipation Day – August 1- which is celebrated annually across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

For further details, please contact Ms Minna Israel at minna.israel@uwimona.edu.jm at the Institutional Advancement Division, Office of the Vice Chancellor, UWI Regional Headquarters.

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