Children First is a newly transformed independent non-governmental agency. The original project began in 1989 with the support of Save the Children Fund (UK), with 50 street children. Children First presently serves approximately 620 children aged 3 – 18 years. It is the largest of its kind in Jamaica. The focus of the project is to work with and for children using the child participation technique, empowering them to become actively involved in decision making.