Bob Marley Foundation shows support in Jamaica
February 06, 2017
The Bob Marley Foundation on Monday announced its support of Starkey Hearing Foundation’s efforts to bring the gift of hearing to people in Jamaica. Monday’s announcement came on what would have been Bob Marley’s 72nd birthday. Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s son, said the partnership reflects his late father’s core values of helping at-risk and vulnerable populations with love and brotherhood.
“Through this partnership, Starkey Hearing Foundation will bring ear and hearing healthcare to Jamaicans who do not have access to the services they need to manage or treat their hearing loss,” Rohan Marley said. “Giving a person the ability to hear produces an immediate and inspirational improvement in a person’s quality of life and a compounding effect on the world.”
Julia Lis, Starkey Hearing Foundation International Development Director for the Caribbean region, said the Bob Marley Foundation’s commitment is instrumental in helping the Foundation provide improved access to hearing and ear care services for Jamaican people.
“Through this partnership we hope to reach people in the community who are in need of hearing healthcare support, and can benefit from the WFA® Community-Based Hearing HealthCare program,” Lis said. “We are excited that the Bob Marley Foundation with its kind support will help to reach the people of Jamaica in all communities, so that Jamaica may hear.”
To date, Starkey Hearing Foundation has provided hearing healthcare services in more than 100 countries around the globe and has established the WFA® Community-Based Hearing Healthcare program in 52 countries, including Trinidad and Guyana in the Caribbean.
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