EQUIPPED with a positive attitude and willingness to embrace hard work, 23-year-old Jeneard Williamson is a dynamic power broker in the Jamaican development sector. Starting out as an intern with the Digicel Foundation in 2014, Williamson is now the special needs project assistant, overseeing and coordinating projects for the organisation within the special-needs sector.
Born in the community of Marken Stone, St Mary, Williamson is the last of four children for Merle and Eric. This Mona High School alumnus is a passionate and all-round athlete who represents Jamaica on the Paralympic table tennis and basketball teams and represents Digicel Jamaica in the Business House Domino Competition. He is also a 5K fanatic, medalling in several 5K wheelchair races in Jamaica.
Williamson started his professional journey by working and training at the rehabilitation centre before enlisting in the Recognising Abilities Through Training (RATED) programme. It was through this programme that he was recruited by Digicel as a POWER Intern in 2014.
His passion for development, his tenacity and his drive have propelled him through his brief two-year career with the Digicel Foundation.
Currently, he oversees the training, administration and programme execution for the special needs portfolio. His long-term career goal is to become a development consultant, deepening his involvement in building an inclusive and fair Jamaican society.
Williamson was chosen as staff member of the quarter because of his reliability and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure extraordinary output. He extends himself, outside of his own scope of work, to support and improve the performance of team members and continues to inspire the Foundation’s team with his dedication to excellence.