A Labor of HIS Love, Inc. has a humble starting, it was originated in 2008 by Doreen Malcolm CEO/Founder. She began by providing fellowship breakfasts within her home, fostering the meaning behind the organizations name; It was truly a labor of love. Services included prepared meals and a platform for participants to engage in a warm familial setting to discuss various issues pertaining to love, life skills, social and economic issues. This process fostered strong communal bonds that provided encouragement to assist with overcoming their barriers.
The organization has since evolved and assists to at-risk youth, marginalized women and young adults locally, nationally and globally. Having adopted a school in Lucea, Jamaica (Merlene High School); a part the outreach this organization is that we provide bibles and school supplies for the students and teachers. A Scholarship program has been organized to help cover the cost of uniforms, transportation fare, school supplies for students in need. One of our goals is to provide services like this globally. We have developed creative ways for engagement; an example this is the fully catered 2- day faith-based women’s retreat that offers mentorships, workshops and breakout sessions. Our ultimate goal is to foster relationships that can offer encouragement, empowerment and education.
We understand that empowerment for youth, young adults and women is a process where people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values, and attitudes. In addition to empowerment, in a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past five years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. Future generations will have many new jobs over the course of their lives, with associated pressures and the need for flexibility. The more A Labor of His Love, Inc assist with helping to develop life skills in individuals, the more these qualities and attributes affect and benefit the world in which we live:
- Recognizing cultural awareness and citizenship makes international cooperation easier
- Respecting diversity allows creativity and imagination to flourish developing a more tolerant society
- Developing communication skills fostering the ability to network and empathize can help to build resolutions rather than resentments