Our Abiding Principles

Mission

  • Create an environment in France to highlight and heighten Jamaica’s profile through cultural, sports, entrepreneurial and educational programmes and exchanges between both countries.

Vision

  • Bring together Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica in fellowship and in service for the greater good of Jamaica and Jamaicans in France and elsewhere.

Objectives

  • Monitor matters of relevance and importance to members of the Jamaican Diaspora community and share related information with them.

  • Provide referrals of sources of assistance to members of the Jamaican Diaspora community for the resolution of issues they may face from time to time.

  • Bring elements of Jamaican culture to France to keep the Diaspora united and connected with Jamaica, and to introduce it to Friends of Jamaica

  • Be the go-to group for resources and guidance for Jamaicans coming to France

  • Be a repository of information on the skill-sets of Jamaicans in France to help them find opportunities for employment, or volunteering or bartering their services

  • Serve as a conduit to help Jamaicans purchase Jamaican paraphernalia and related items

  • Assist in exploring, developing and implementing programs to aid in the economic development of Jamaica

  • Forge alliances with other associations for mutually beneficial synergies

Core Values

  • Integrity: We maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior through honesty and transparency in all our actions.

  • Accountability: We uphold the quality of our work and honor our commitments to our members, our sponsors and other partners.

  • Respect: We value the diversity and uniqueness of the skills and perspectives of everyone, and treat each other with dignity, sensitivity and respect. 

  • Creativity: We complement convention with innovation and steadfastness to ensure the achievement of our programs’ objectives.

Our Leadership Team