Admittedly Digital Jamaica is an unapologetically biased platform. We have a special affinity for young prodigious tech/digital Jamaicans who have used their talents whether self taught or professionally trained to create innovative and relevant localized solutions to localized problems.
It is in acknowledgement and appreciation of people like Yekini why we developed the People to Watch Series and we are proud to say Yekini was one of four 2020 Tech Awardees.
Pree Labs & Citizens Response Ja
We are again featuring Yekini because of the Herculean Covid response effort himself, the Pree Labs Team and the members of Citizens Response Ja a non-profit organization he cofounded with another local digital innovator Larren Peart of Blue Dot Data Intelligence Ltd.
This collective group have been a major assist to Governmental efforts, pooling their skills, resources, fund raising and offering other kinds of support.
Pree Labs Limited is an engineering/tech solutions company owned by Yekini Wallen-Bryan and Citizens Response Jamaica is a group of Jamaican professionals spanning the medical, tech, engineering, garment and manufacturing fields who have come together with other partners and donors to provide resources to the medical community.
According to Yekini so far they have acquired 3D printers used to print face shields and other medical equipment. Within a few short months they have distributed thousands of these face shields as well as masks and other medical equipment to the medical community.
Pree Labs have also been busy developing automated hand washing and sanitization stations that they have also distributed where needed.
Digital Jamaica proudly supports Yekini, the Pree Labs Team and the awesome folks over at Citizens Response Jamaica for the amazing work they do and hope that this entity will continue beyond this pandemic.
Over at Digital Jamaica we believe in promoting and championing our own. So, we created the Digital Jamaican of the Week feature to do just that. These amazing Jamaicans are out here doing the damn thing and we are here to make sure you know about it.
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