Why Invest?

Investing in Jamaica Basic School Foundation will ensure that children are given the educational support they need to fulfil their potential.​

The Jamaican Government brought out a new legislation, setting out standards and requirements that schools should achieve before they can be qualified for registration of educational status. In order to contribute towards this target the Jamaica Basic School Foundation works with the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust to channel funds towards the upgrading of basic schools and Resource Centres located around Jamaica, and the Ministry of Education in identifying the best and most efficient manner in which we can use the funds raised in the UK.


Extensive Research has shown that it is the formative years of a child’s life that are the most important in laying the foundation and shaping the adult life.  Jamaica Basic School Foundation has secured a great deal of support to date however additional funds are necessary to meet the specific needs within the basic schools sector.


In Jamaica, the Schools within the Basic School sectors suffer from severe shortage of adequate learning material and resources which are crucial for early childhood development.  Resources that are taken for granted in developed countries are not readily available to those needy schools. Some of the schools, in particular those in the more rural areas have to function under conditions of poor ventilation and lighting, inadequate furniture, poor kitchen and toilet facilities and deteriorating buildings. Such conditions are not conducive to providing an environment with supports the learning process.


The Basic schools in Jamaica need your help to fulfil their potential. It is envisage that we will adopt further basic schools with the aim of promoting model schools across the island - helps us to accomplish a lot more!  We want you to share in our commitment and encourage you to participate in a worthwhile cause.


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