09 September 2021
Leo Gilling leads mass mobilization in service for Jamaica
St Mary born Leo Gilling continues to do outstanding work on behalf of Jamaica across diaspora communities. He has a packed schedule (including his personal work) each day, as he is committed to continuously giving back to the land of his birth. Today he chairs the growing Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network, mobilizing Jamaicans for Jamaica. The group is one of the largest in the diaspora, with more than 1,500 volunteers, across 22 countries with 25 chairs and 15 sub-teams, overseeing the successful execution of 30 to 50 service programmes and projects to Jamaica with about 30,000 participants each year. Gilling is also founder and past chairman of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force, a global team of professionals, who, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Jamaica Teachers Association, the National Education Trust and USAID, delivers programmes and resources that positively impact the education sector. He talks with Impacting Jamaica host Keisha Hill about Jamaica and his work with scores of other Jamaicans who are committed to serving their homeland.