It’s been two years since dancehall star J Capri‘s death.
Her family has been working behind the scenes over the past year and a half to set up a foundation in her honor. J Capri, whose real name is Jordan Phillips, died in the hospital on December 4th, 2015 from injuries she received from a car crash. Her family has since been trying to keep her memory alive through various initiatives including a charitable foundation set up with the aim to sponsor students at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, the same school where Capri studied music.
The foundation also awards students at the primary school level who performed exceptionally in the Grade Six Achievement Test examination by paying their tuition to continue their education. The foundation was originally slated to be launched on the anniversary of her death this month, but her mother, Oradell ‘Debbie’ Carwin, confirmed that the launch date has been pushed back to January due to some minor setbacks.
“We are in the process of setting up the website and everything for the official launch in December 2017,” Carwin said. “If a student wants to apply for a scholarship they can sign up via the website and give details on what they want to pursue and explain why deserve the scholarship.”
J Capri’s death has still been difficult to deal with by her family and fans. She had a bright future and was seen as one of the most talented young artists in dancehall prior to her death.