Jamaica 2020

Project overview

A foreword by the Chairwoman • Lisa Conzemius

In collaboration with RSVP Caribbean, GDP 2020 got in touch with businesses in Mandeville, Jamaica. These businesses need support to develop themselves further and strengthen their roots.

Partner • RSVP Caribbean

RSVP Caribbean Volunteers was conceptualized and developed based on the need for suitable, affordable and safe needs-based programmes and projects for volunteers who wish to come to the Caribbean. The focus is on the Caribbean because the socio-economic issues such as illiteracy; poor health services and facilities; inadequate access to, or, unaffordable health care; high unemployment; poverty; improper sanitation in schools and communities; lack of access to basic necessities (food, clothing and shelter); insufficient programmes for the elderly, the homeless and persons with disabilities and many other issues continue to be a challenge in Caribbean islands. The RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Team has over 20 years of combined experience in volunteer placement and working with volunteers from over 40 countries.

Meet our Jamaica GDP Team 2020!

(from upper left to the right) Janne Heemskerk Participant  • MSc BA: Management Consulting Sophie de Mare Participant  • MSc BA: Strategy and Organization Siem Rothengatter Controller  • BSc Business Administration Britt Min Participant  • BSc International Business Administration Sara Bijl Participant  • BSc International Business Administration Najla Barikzai Marketing  • MSc BA: Digital Business and Innovation Juliette van der Leest Participant  • MSc BA: International Management Carmen Huttinga Participant  • MSc Economics Emma Klaassen Acquisition  • BSc Bedrijfskunde Koen Ten Have Participant  • MSc BA: Financial Management Sander Hoek Participant  • BSc Bedrijfskunde Julia Jordan Participant  • MSc BA: International Management Ties Wildeboer Fundraising  • MSc BA: Leadership and Change Management LinkedIn Lisa Conzemius Chairwoman  • BSc International Business Administration Stephan Kroon Participant  • BSc International Business Administration


Link Your Purpose

Link Your Purpose is an online career development platform and social enterprise improving the way career education is offered in schools. The companies work ranges from helping students choose the right career pathway based on their skills, interests and passion to giving them access to professional online career mentors and providing access to youth opportunities such as scholarships, conferences, internships and jobs.
Collected: € 0

JNS Paralegal Services

JNS Paralegal Services supports local’s legal needs by performing paralegal duties to attorneys, commercial entities as well as individuals. The company, for example, offers support in matters regarding birth records or personal wills and also assists university students in their academic research and academic writing.
Collected: € 0

Beauty Zone

The Beauty Zone is a spa that provides facial services that will rejuvenate, moisturize and protect the skin. The company offers services like facials, eyelash applications and pedicures as well as cosmetic products to their local customer base.
Collected: € 0

Candle in the Dark

Candle in the Dark Centre is a registered Charity, which caters to the needs of the poor, the destitute, homeless and the mentally challenged in Mandeville and its environs. At the Candle in the Dark Care Centre, people are provided with two meals per day, are able to make use of the bathing facilities and are provided with a change of clothing and footwear where possible.
Collected: € 0

Manchester Peace Coalition

The Manchester Peace Coalition, founded in 2016, is driven by a clear vision: “bringing peace to the entire community”. The company sees it as their mission to reduce domestic violence, promote better parenting, reduce school drop-out rates, support uniformed youth groups in Manchester and income-generating projects in the targeted communities. For that, the organization makes diagnostic visits to various communities and sets up intervention programs to tackle the toughest challenges.
Collected: € 0