“Sir – she come home!”

“Sir – she come home!”

“Sir – she come home!” As Shani (not her real name) arrived at club she said these words, and her face shone with joy, satisfaction, and relief. Her face had worn a very different expression a week earlier. During the games she had been withdrawn and...
“Wha’ gwan coach?”

“Wha’ gwan coach?”

Today I had a meeting with leaders from Fusion Jamaica’s youth programme to plan what we will be doing over the coming weeks. We met in a patty shop in Crossroads (in the middle of Kingston). Half way through our meeting a young man came up and tapped me on the...
They will have an open shot.

They will have an open shot.

I was standing on East Road, part of Trench Town, with dreams of running a Basketball programme for disenfranchised young people, that would use the sport to teach them important life lessons from the Bible and help prepare them for adulthood. Across the street was a...
Changing the face of the future

Changing the face of the future

Last weekend four young men from our youth programme were interviewed on a radio show, and afterwards the presenter sent me an e-mail about his time with them. In it he wrote: “David, I so appreciate after rapping with these young men from Fusion youth club, the...