Have a look at our latest compilation video from a few schools that Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation has donated to. Video courtesy of our partner BREDS.
Bernard Basic School, one of our first schools built in Jamaican, has seen an increase in the number of registered students since it's completion. The institution started out with 14 students. Today 35 students are enrolled, consisting of 11 boys and 24 girls, ages 3 - 6 years. Additionally, the school now has 3 teachers including the Principal, Mrs. Angela McKenzie.
Teachers at Bernard Basic School have successfully completed their Level 2 training in the area of Early Childhood Education. The teachers had Level 1 training before but with the construction of a proper school building (thanks to the generosity of the donors) they were motivated to improve on their certification.
Visit our Facebook album to see Bernard Basic School's progress!
Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to our list of generous supporters. This summer, 40 staff members from MLSE with donate their time and money to build a school in St. Elizabeth and build a better future for the children and families of that parish. After the chaos brought on by Hurricane Sandy recently, the need for a safe and comfortable place to learn has never been more urgent. Thanks so much to our new friends at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you to Jamaica!
Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation began in 2006. Since that time, with the support of our generous donors we have raised over $300,000 to directly support education projects on the ground in Jamaica.
Projects include: infrastructure support for 10 schools across the island through our partners Food for the Poor and Breds, resource support in the form of special needs programs, teacher training and support. In addition, Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation has provided funding for 2 new schools and established new activity-based learning initiatives for Jamaican youth with A Ganar, Jamaica and Tennis Jamaica.
Anyone wishing to visit and see any of our projects is strongly encouraged.
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Read detailed stories on our developments on our News page.