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Jaleel F. Cameron donates school supplies to Rainbow Children's Home

- presents school supplies to four children of the Home
Earlier today, August 19, 2015 ‘Team Jaleel' converged at the Rainbow Children's Home in Lower Estate bearing nicely and neatly packed bags sealed with genuine love that were handed over to ‎Ms Lauren L. Freeman, Social Service Worker 2 and Glenda F. Cupid, House Parent at the Rainbow Children's Home. Photo: VINO
Three boys and one girl were the beneficiaries of yet another kind gesture from Jaleel F. Cameron, who has now made his mark in the Virgin Islands as a young lad with a big heart of love and compassion. Photo: VINO
Three boys and one girl were the beneficiaries of yet another kind gesture from Jaleel F. Cameron, who has now made his mark in the Virgin Islands as a young lad with a big heart of love and compassion. Photo: VINO
The Rainbow Children's Home is located in Lower Estate. Photo: VINO
The Rainbow Children's Home is located in Lower Estate. Photo: VINO
LOWER ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Three boys and one girl were the beneficiaries of yet another kind gesture from a young man who has now made his mark in the Virgin Islands as a person with a big heart of love and compassion, Jaleel F. Cameron.

Earlier today, August 19, 2015 ‘Team Jaleel Cameron’ converged at the Rainbow Children's Home in Lower Estate bearing nicely and neatly packed bags sealed with genuine love that were handed over to ‎Ms LaureL L. Freeman, Social Worker Worker II and Glenda F. Cupid, House Parent at the Rainbow Children's Home.

In the packages were items of school clothes and other materials which the lad secured from friends and family members, as well as a number of businesses and other private individuals.

Highlighting the motivating factors behind his decision to give to the children of the home, Cameron said, "‎We are quite aware that getting a child ready for school can be very expensive.... so in our effort to continue to support the local Social Development Programme in the community, we were more than happy to partner with them."

He said it was the Social Development Department that was able to identify three boys and one girl to benefit from his gesture.

‎"It is our hope that this can be a yearly undertaking. No child should be left behind because of their circumstances [and] that is why team Jaleel will continue to rally around kids whether medically, or otherwise," the young man said.

$20k donation to BVIHSA

It was on July 13, 2015 that Mr Cameron presented a cheque to Government for the purchase of an Electroencephalogram machine.

As first and accurately reported by this news site, the lad handed over a cheque for $20,000 to Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton and Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Service Authority (BVIHSA) Ms Darlene Carty-Baptiste in the presence of several persons/businesses who in one way or the other donated to the cause.

Cameron had recalled that it was during the latter half of 2014 that he had to be hospitalised locally but was soon after referred overseas to access the care he needed as it was not possible at Peebles Hospital. “I was diagnosed with epilepsy but I didn’t get the thing (diagnosis) here, I got it in the States (USA) because there was not a Neurologist here on staff and they didn’t have the machine to run the tests. So I was just thinking that I could help to buy the machine and get a neurologist or something,” he said.

His fundraising efforts including selling bottled water on the streets.

18 Responses to “Jaleel F. Cameron donates school supplies to Rainbow Children's Home”

  • A Mother (19/08/2015, 16:13) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am very proud of this child. God Bless you son
  • Kudo's (19/08/2015, 16:53) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great Job. God bless you Jaleel and God bless your team members as well.
  • Voter Too (19/08/2015, 17:15) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    And a little child shall lead them. Please get on board others and help Jaleel in this other venture. If you can afford it or as you shop for you ward try to assist someone or look out for someone in your community and donate something new or second hand (not torn).God will surely bless you.
  • ru baby run (19/08/2015, 18:59) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    this young man should run for office
    • LOL (20/08/2015, 10:13) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
      Nobody does anything out the goodness of their heart? Tortola about show. See me do this or that! Call the newspapers. Do something from the spirit anonymously. This is getting old.
  • Ok? (20/08/2015, 11:39) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why he in the back of the picture and the lady is centered?? Shouldn't it be the other way seeing that the story about him?? We all no she loves pics but let the youth shine
  • @ok (20/08/2015, 13:41) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    I taught the same thing is this for a show? or maybe advertising of the hair or the lipstick? loooool attention at its best sad!
  • Hmm (20/08/2015, 14:28) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Maybe both of you should go do something news worthy and teach your children some sense.
  • Lily Ann (20/08/2015, 15:41) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I don't care if the Family is behind him --- Let the Kid Shine !!! I can hardly see him in the pic !!! This was his idea, not the Family --- because they would've done that instead of a Hair Salon !!!
    • @Lily Ann (20/08/2015, 16:45) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply

      WOW I hope you're not from here you shine light for fools. I am ashame of our culture how can you draw negativity out of this child's efforts???? How??? Really!!! OMG please leave.

      • Lily Ann (21/08/2015, 16:07) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Any negativity was drawn out of Jaleel efforts ?? Chile read properly and stop jumping off the cliff !! I said let the Child SHINE ... The poor child came up with an idea --- and BOOM the WHOLE family forcing their 15 mins of fame in every aspect to he produces !!! This is like showing the world WHO is behind all this --- We know his family are--- no need to force your image to us in the News !! LET THE KID SHINE !!!
  • @lilyAnn (20/08/2015, 16:40) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    You must be taking a piss right now...Seriously!!! that's his aunty she standing where place is available around the table in the middle of them, while Mr. Cameron is making presentation and shaking hands with the social worker... the photographer tried to include all the persons there in the picture... whatever is your problem with the HAIR BOSS take it to the lord in prayer and keep your nonsense off this article you're an @SS go have a seat.
    • Lily Ann (21/08/2015, 16:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I still mean what I say --- This is all for a show. The child had his Ideas, and BOOM the whole family capitalize on it !! No stopping them now! God will surely bless Lil Jaleel heart, and have a special place for him in heaven !!!
  • SMH (22/08/2015, 22:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    This cannot be adults talking here Mon.. ayo need chill. I cant believe how grow @$$ ppl like ya'll be getting on like that. If yall dont like his aunt thats on ya'll talking about hair salon half ayo MS still be going in her Salon to look Good. So Kindly Stop Making Your Self Look Childish pls It Dont look Good aon Yall N Jaleel Keep Up D Good Work.



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