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Jomain McKenzie

Jomain McKenzie

Jomain McKenzie is a public health communication specialist, project manager and human rights activist from Jamaica. He has studied in the United Kingdom and the United States during his undergraduate and post-graduate years.

Jomain has served as Chief Operations Officer for the Ashe Company – the Kingston-based Edu-tainment and Theatre Arts Company working with at-risk and vulnerable youths in Jamaica and the region, in sexual health, HIV/AIDS personal, human rights and empowerment.

In 2013, McKenzie was awarded Rotary Ambassador and Scholar to the United Kingdom by Rotary Oklahoma, United States. During his tenure, he toured parts of London and the East Midlands bringing awareness to Rotary’s polio eradication efforts and advocating for increased support for Rotary's HIV and AIDS programmes.

Jomain has raised thousands of dollars for several humanitarian projects including:

  • polio projects
  • disaster relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
  • schools’ rebuilding activities after Hurricane Dean in Jamaica
  • and water projects for native communities in Honduras.

The former performer turned public speaker, Jomain has received numerous awards and recognition for his persistent call for the recognition of the human rights of Jamaica’s most vulnerable, including its Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities.