Bluefields Basic School

Interior of the Bluefields Basic School

Location: Bluefields Basic Community School, Bluefields, Westmoreland, Jamaica

The Bluefields Basic School opened the doors of it’s new building in the fall of 2014, providing children ages 3-5 with an early educational foundation, teaching colors, reading, math, science and more. This integral part of the community also provides lunch each day for the children, and employs teachers, teacher’s aides, a principal and kitchen staff.

The dream when building the new structure was to be off the grid, so we teamed up with the community to install a rainwater catchment system here in 2014. This allowed for a more sustainable and effective way to have indoor plumbing for toilets and sinks, a true luxury for a school in rural Jamaica.

Next, in 2019, we partnered with RainHarvest Systems out of Atlanta, Georgia (USA), to install a UV filtration system to ensure potable water for drinking was available to students and teachers. The school now depends even less on having to pay for water trucks to deliver potable water for drinking and cooking.

Now, in 2020, we’re accepting monetary donations from those who wish to strengthen the Bluefields Basic School’s mission to provide a quality, early-childhood educational foundation to the youngest of the Bluefields community members.

BECOME A PART OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK BY DONATING to sustain the Basic school’s mission that every child has a solid educational foundation.

4 responses to “Bluefields Basic School”

  1. I remember those days is if it were today. Two of those girls are presently attending high school at first form or 7 grade. The others are now preparing to enter high school come September 2021. Such a joy to see those happy faces. “Team work makes the dream works”. “Together we can achieve more”. We appreciate all the donations and support you give to development of our children and our country at large. Thank you.


  2. Wow, Principal Baker, I cant believe time passed so quickly! It does seem just like yesterday we were helping carry the bookcases and other supplies into the new school building!


  3. Thank you Sophia and Principal Joy. Visiting your school really helped us to see the real Jamaica, not the tourist stuff that most people go there for. We plan to come back every year. In the meantime, here is a monthly donation for Sophia’s kids! Thank you for all you do!

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    1. Michaelene, thank you for your support and making a difference! We love that you got to get out into the community and experience a glimpse into life in Jamaica. Hopefully we’ll run into you in Bluefields on your next trip! One Love!


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