There is so much that we want to achieve, so many fundamental changes to advocate and so many children and families to support. For us, the next 10 years is about being focused on where we can add the most value and touch the most lives.
For the first 5 years (2016-2021) the NEF will focus on four key strategic directions backed by strong stakeholder collaboration and cooperation. They include:
- Organisational development
- Strengthening of our advocacy support programmes
- Public education and awareness
- Training and capacity development
- Monitoring and evaluation.
These strategic priorities are aligned to the current needs of children and families, and Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan.
We plan to generate the much needed funding to do this by focusing on donations, fundraising, grants, corporate sponsorship, membership fees and program offerings. Of course, we also want to be strategic in the way in which we approach fund raising. Thus, over the next 2 to 3 years we will not only concentrate on raising money to support the direct services we provide but also looking to establish an infrastructure around us that makes this process more efficient. This includes the right staff, technology, systems, evaluation and training.
For the 2nd half of the period (2021 to 2026), we plan to leave a lasting imprint on the Jamaican social and educational infrastructure. It’s our aim to set up a Model Research and Developmental Centre & Inclusive Early Childhood Institution (The “All Villages Matter” campaign.) These will provide a benchmark upon which care throughout Jamaica can be based, conduct essential research and provide therapy services to children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities.