Nourish the minds of 150 children in rural Jamaica

by Shashamane Sunrise

Summary

Our project will support 150 students who cannot afford the meals and transportation they need to regularly attend school. Our support will help them focus on learning and improve test results.
$8,000
total goal
$7,217
remaining
24
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

About 150 of the students at Green Island Primary can afford neither lunch nor transportation to school. Yet these children do not qualify for government anti-poverty support. Due to their irregular attendance their performance on standardised reading and math tests is very poor. Many do not pass literacy tests. Few get into the high school of their choice. These students often start well behind their peers and have a hard time catching up.

Solution

Our project will subsidize breakfast, lunch and transportation for the students. By improving the attendance and nutrition of the most vulnerable students we will improve their preparation for high school entrance exams.

Long-Term Impact

Better preparation for secondary level work means more options after high school. More students in well paying jobs, better placed to serve their community. It also means less unemployment and more hope.

Resources

http:/​/​www.shashamanesunrise.org
To learn more about us and our work
One of Green Island Primary's Corporate supporters
Another Corporate supporter

Organization Information

Shashamane Sunrise

Location: Stamford, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​shashamanesunrise.org
Shashamane Sunrise
Project Leader:
Shashamane Sunrise
Freeport, NY United States

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