Since the summer of 2016, we at Do Good Jamaica have partnered with Breds Treasure Beach Foundation to provide additional support to early childhood institutions in the Greater Treasure Beach area through a Crayons Count special pilot project.
For many years, Breds Treasure Beach Foundation has been working with these thirteen (13) early childhood institutions. Numerous stakeholders – such as community members, foundations, non-governmental organizations, multilateral and aid agencies, companies and individuals (Jamaicans here and in the Diaspora and visitors) – have invested in these schools.
Our objective is to work in partnership with stakeholders to assist the schools to improve the overall quality of early childhood education. We seek to provide assistance with learning tools, teacher workshops and infrastructure repairs/upgrades, and share lessons learned with early childhood stakeholders here and overseas.
NOTE: While many of the identified needs also assist the schools in their quest to achieve certification from the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), the decision to certify or not is the sole discretion of the ECC.
You can help in cash, kind or with your time. For more details, see our page How To Help
To make a 501c3 tax-deductible donation, click foodforthepoor.org/crayonscount
Please see our video here:
Early Childhood Institutions in The Greater Treasure Beach Area:
Barbary Hall Basic School
Dunkley’s Basic School
Fern Basic School
Joseph C Coles Basic School
Little Fish Pre-School
Mountainside Basic School
Pedro Plains Infant School
Salvation Army Great Bay Basic School
Sandy Bank Early Childhood Institution
Needs Identified by the Early Childhood Commission:
As at November 21, 2016, some of the needs identified by the Early Childhood Commission fall under the following categories. Individual listing available for each school.
First Aid Kits – (Donated to all schools in 2017)
Gross Motor Play Equipment (indoor and outdoor)
Learning Tools and School Supplies (books etc.)
Administration Supplies (fire extinguisher, sleeping mats etc)
Infrastructure Repair and Upgrade
In April 2017, we donated several items to all schools. Separate donations were made possible by 1) The Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica and 2) Price Philanthropies in conjunction with Procter & Gamble and PriceSmart Jamaica, facilitated by partners Food For The Poor (US and Jamaica). See listing and photos here