Relevant Education

We align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

According to the U.N., over 600 million children lack minimum proficiency in reading and math, while 700 million adults remain illiterate. Specifically in Jamaica, access to advanced schooling and adult illiteracy have been ongoing challenges, though both have improved over time.

Education provides a path to independence and self-sustainability. From early education to University, and from learning life skills to gaining topical knowledge, knowledge widens opportunities for those inside, and outside, the classroom.

Click here to learn more about education in Jamaica.

Our Relevant Education program supports students, teachers and schools in rural Jamaica, and offers merit-based scholarships for higher learning and for workshops in entrepreneurship and other job skills.

Donate today to give the gift of education!

Program Highlights: 2013-2020

  • Funding Support of the Bluefields Basic School:
    • NEW in 2020! Stats coming soon.
  • Higher Learning Scholarships provided for:
    • Four young women, to date, to attend (and graduate from!) Nursing School, Cosmetology School and the University of West Indies.
  • Other Bluefields Projects:
    • Renovations of the Community Center’s workshop space
    • Refurbishment of the mangrove educational boardwalk
    • Donations of school and teacher supplies to the Bluefields Basic School

TOUR THE PROJECTS

Interior of the Bluefields Basic School

Bluefields Basic School

The Bluefields Basic School provides early education to the youngest community members, and is moving towards being self-sustainable with the addition of rainwater catchment, solar power, and more.

Mangrove Educational Boardwalk

The new boardwalk is used to host people of all ages to learn about the importance of the mangroves to the ecosystem, and why it’s important to care for and protect the environment.

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