International Proxy Parents(IPP)
A Charitable Organization,
Serving Jamaica's Children


P.O. Box 2498, Constant Spring,
Kingston 8, Jamaica, W. I.

Telephone: +1-876-927-8124

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Here is what has been happening recently at IPP:
*Day at the Zoo!! on Saturday, 18th May 2013
More than 20 IPP Members took our children to the Kingston Zoo.
They had a wonderful time seeing parrots from South America, turtles, ostriches and crocodiles. Kind and helpful guides escorted us through the zoo explaining and helping the children along the way.

Lunch followed- with yummy chicken and bread rolls. Lots of drinks and the children left in their buses exhausted from such an energetic day!! IPP members also went home exhausted but satisfied with another happy day for the children.

*Farewell to the President
Farewell party to President Vered Saldinger was held on May 4th 2013. As President Vered is leaving Jamaica to go home to Israel soon, We decided that a dancing farewell is a good way to send her off. When we realized that she was attending her last CPC meeting, we put our heads together and Peju Wilson, always ready to party, offered to host this farewell at her residence, on May 4. It so happened that Peju's birthday was on May 4, so she decided to combine the two events.

There was a good turnout of IPP ladies, we could have held a general meeting!! Spouses were invited so we could have dancing partners, and it was party time! We all enjoyed ourselves, food was good as usual, provided by Peju, and lots of wine and rum punch to drink.

Mr. Keith Lyne, the renowned musicologist, had us on the floor, having a good time . Kudos to Peju for hosting and to all of us ladies and partners, for making it such a wonderful evening

*The Point Hill visit by CPC
On April 10th 2013 the Community Projects Committee (CPC) travelled to Point Hill, a rural community in the hills of St. Catherine. After a pleasent hour and a half bus drive we reached the school. We were greeted by Mrs. Henry, the principal , the teachers and the sweet kids. We observed the back yard in which Mrs. Henry wants us to help her erect a playground. However, the slope makes it necessary to do some work in order to create a levelled area. The students performed some songs for us and we gave them little presents from a donation by Megamart. We then visited the neighbouring Diagnostic Centre where we were pleasently surprised to find an up-to-date computer library with a very enthusiastic manager-instructor. To end our trip we were royally hosted by Jane and Howard Taylor at their gorgeous garden and home for our picnic lunch, and were treated to drinks and cake and superb views.

*The Students Social
The Students' Social on March 22, 2013 was hosted by the Nigerian High Commission. His Excellency High Commissiner Olatokunboh Kamson addressed the students and IPP members, as well as IPP Vice President Vered Maoz, Education Committee representative Norma Anderson, and Guest Speaker Denise Adams, a former IPP recipient who today is a Community Action Officer with the Citizen Security and Justice Program (CSJP). The students contributed some entertaiment and a vote of thanks. Lisa Gordon organized a quiz on world trivia knowledge, and we ended with refreshments courtesy of the High Commisission and IPP members.

* Official Handing-over of the new tiled floor at Maxfield Park
On January 16, 2013 we gathered at the Maxfield Park nursery for the ribbon-cutting and handing-over of the re-tiled floor which was carried out by IPP, thanks to a generous donation from the German Embassy. The German ambassador H. E. Josef Beck cut the ribbon with IPP president Vered Saldinger. The tiling was done in Decemeber, and the area which was re-tiled included the dining room, kitchen, corridor, bedroom and showers.We deeply thank Ambassador Beck, Mr. Michael Kroner, Miss Maria Carta, Mrs. Zehra Oyan of the German Embassy who helped with the application, Junko Mitsuya, former IPP's Community Projects Committee (CPC) chairperson, who recently left Jamaica back to Japan, tirelessly put the application together and submitted it, and Valerie Chuck, CPC member, organized the quotation and supervised the workers while the tiling was smoothly done and completed in under a week.

The Child Development agency Regional Director, Mr. Noel Stennett thanked IPP for its help, and so did Mrs. Ta'amra Strachan, who expressed her gratitude time and again. She took us on a tour of the facility, to view the newly tiled areas, and we could see that much additional work is still needed. The re-tiling was highly needed, as the floor was previously severely damaged and in large sections the tiles were missing altogether. (Photos of the floor before it was fixed.)

To end our little ceremony, a certificate of appreciation was handed to Ambassador Beck by President Vered Saldinger.

*Thank you letters from the IPP beneficiaries are up. To read, go here.*See also here the IPP historical photo album.

The IPP Board of Directors

The International Proxy Parents (IPP) is a leading independent charitable organization, focused on changing the lives of Jamaican children in need. Founded in 1980 as a charity organization, its mission is to relieve poverty, suffering and distress amongst Jamaica's less privileged children, and to provide financial assistance for their education and general well-being. Education is a major focus for IPP, and an area to which much of IPP's funds are dedicated. CHILDREN are the future. It is with this in mind that IPP has the task of investing in their future. IPP also places emphasis on reaching out to children in homes, not only by providing financial assistance, but also by showing them love and affection. Members also visit the children on a weekly basis and share a variety of activities with them. Those activities include playing, singing, drawing, and teaching them how to better socialize with their peers. And as part of the organization's ongoing commitment to foster child enrichment, we try to enrich the children’s lives in many ways:

*Academic education: Contact with guidance counselors, supply of education equipment exam and auxiliary fees, scholarships;
*Social Interaction: Annual luncheons, dinners and other community programs;
*Personality Development: General outings, institutional visits, beach outings and other social visits and excursions, theatrical performances.

At IPP, we work hard to ensure that our fund-raising events are successful and highly entertaining. Funding is raised from our yearly International Bazaar in November as well as other events we hold during each year. IPP also has the support from several Jamaican corporate donors & sponsors, for which we are truly grateful. If you wish to participate in anyway, please visit our Contact Us page.

With our patron:
Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen

(In the front from the left are Tanya Buxani, Lady Allen, Vanessa Ifill, Junko Mitsuya, at the back from the left are Vered Saldinger, Joy McHugh,
Jeanette Hutchinson, Frances Bravo, Dagmar Bernard, and Michell Spittle.)
The photo was taken on courtesy call in November 2011 at the King's House.

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