Treasure Beach is located on the south coast of Jamaica, in St. Elizabeth Parish. Due to it's rural location, children can face geographical and financial limitations finding adequate school supplies. After traveling to Jamaica for several years, we heard many stories from people who struggled to buy their children school supplies. We also heard from adults that struggled themselves as children because they lacked school supplies. There is also a lack of school supplies in local shops, and some supplies are not available at all. We knew we could help by bringing school supplies to the children in Treasure Beach.
In 2016, we had our first school supply drive and collected over 100lbs of school supplies. We made deliveries to Sandy Bank Primary School and Little Fish School in January 2017.
In 2017 we collected 250lbs of school supplies, a laptop and accessories, a DVD/Gaming system, and a stipend for Billy's Bay Learning Centre paid to the Treasure Beach Women's Group. Deliveries were made to Sandy Bank Primary School, Sandy Bank Basic School, and Billy's Bay Learning Centre in January 2018.
In 2018 we collected over 400lbs of school supplies, technology. clothing, and hygiene supplies. We were the recipient of the Henry Schein Cares Health Kit Outreach Grant and received 22 kits from Days For Girls. We delivered supplies to Carisbrook Infant School, Carisbrook Primary School, Sandy Bank Basic School, and Billy's Bay Learning Center in January and February 2019. We partnered with University of Central Missouri Africana Studies Club to take another round of supplies to Treasure Beach in May 2019!
Updates on our 2019-2020 school supply drive, fundraisers, and partnerships soon come!
Schools we have helped:
Sandy Bank Basic School in Calabash Bay, Jamaica (Ages 3-5)
Sandy Bank Primary School in Calabash Bay, Jamaica (Ages 6-13)
Little Fish School in Calabash Bay, Jamaica (Ages 3-5)
Billy's Bay Learning Centre in Billy's Bay, Jamaica (Saturday School, All Age)
Carisbrook Infant School, Maggotty, Jamaica (Ages 3-5)
Carisbrook Primary School, Maggotty, Jamaica (Ages 6-13)
Newcombe Valley Primary School, Newcombe Valley, Jamaica (Ages 6-13)
Please consider making a donation to help us continue our work in the greater Treasure Beach community!