A Word From Our Founder

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and for having the courage to care. Jurarim Organization for Youth Excellence-JOYE is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to helping needy children with education, humanitarian and youth development.

Since March 2011, we have been working diligently to transform the lives and experience of the needy children with education assistance, humanitarian needs such as medical and clean water and personal development with mentoring and sports programs.

In just barely 2 years since our inception, our organization has established a solid education program in The Gambia in over 11 villages sponsoring 173 students with education. The need for our projects is evidence as we initially set a goal to start with sponsoring 50 students but received requests from over 500 children. With supportive donors we were able to raise funds to sponsor 173 students and have sustained sponsorship for the past 2 years. Our education sponsorship program provides the students with tuition and fees, school supplies and uniforms. JOYE’s sponsorship program provides the needy with a level of confidence, consistency in attending school uninterrupted for non-payment and also give them something to be hopeful for.

Please take a moment to visit each page of our website to: learn more about our programs; meet some our students; give thanks to those who donate their time and talent; and discover ways you can get involved with our organization as volunteer and donor; 100% of the proceeds raised used to support our programs.

Thank you for your interest support and genuine concern for the needy in giving them a chance and hope. We frequently update our site so please come back often!

Alphy Jurarim
Founder and President Emeritus
Jurarim Organization for Your Excellence