International Trends & Services

The International Trends and Services facet provides services and delivers transformational programs to people of African ancestry globally so that they may have a better quality of life. A primary objective of our international work is to enrich the lives of women and their families.

National Programs:

  • Education Across the Miles Signature Program
  • LinksHelp for Humanity
  • LIFE Program
  • The Links at the United Nations

Since 1996, The Links, Incorporated has built, refurbished and furnished educational materials to more than 60 schools in South Africa, successfully making a direct and significant impact on the lives of thousands of African students and families.Through in-kind donations, monetary support, and the lending of professional expertise in curriculum and lesson plan development, we are aiding in the reestablishment of the South African, West African and Jamaican educational systems. The Links have:

  • Adopted schools in South Africa, Liberia, Ghana and Jamaica
  • Provided Maama Kits in Liberia and Uganda in partnership with the World Health Organization
  • Partnered with Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures and performed several thousand dental exams over three years at three primary schools in Jamaica
  • Donated a Links Computer Lab
  • Donated an UltraSound Machine to Falmouth Public Hospital in Jamaica
  • Provided hospital equipment, dental and medical care in Ghana and Haiti

Jamaica Service Project

The Links, Incorporated has traveled to Jamaica with its fourth delegation and the Harbor Lites Chapter has been a part of this service project initiative each year. The delegation visited five schools: Irwin Girls Home, Mount Carey Baptist Basic School, Mt. Zion Primary School, St, Mary’s Preparatory and Kindergarten, Wartford Hill Primary School. Members of the Harbor Lites Chapter actively participated in teaching students about “WILD STEM”, ecology, gardening, and impact of climate change. It is with enriching international programs that the Harbor Lites Chapter is able to enhance service through educational, health and cultural projects for people of African descent.

The Water Project

Nearly 884 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, millions of men, women and children suffer from lack of access to clean, safe water. Entire communities are robbed of their future as a direct loss due to water borne illnesses and deaths. The Harbor Lites Chapter of the Links Incorporated set a goal to raise money and awareness about the need for clean drinking water and to be of benefit to those in Akabereera Village, Uganda. The International Trends Facet Committee members have ongoing and continuous efforts in being a benefit to our brothers and sisters in sub-Saharan Africa.