Accommodation

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, supports education for those in need through its Adopted Schools Program across the Caribbean. From providing teaching training, supplies, and needed equipment to assisting with basic maintenance and building upgrades, The Sandals Foundation seeks to bring these schools to better standards so young minds can flourish.

Guests may also get involved and give back while on vacation with the Reading Road Trip through Island Routes. Through this voluntourism initiative, visitors can volunteer (for a nominal fee which includes the cost of round trip transportation) 2 hours of their time at one of The Sandals Foundation's adopted schools and interact with children and help them with their literacy skills.

We ask that guests give their donated items to our front desks. We do this to ensure that the items are distributed to many schools in the respective regions and not just the schools that have the Reading Road Trip.

Project #1

Parry Town Primary School which serves 425 children from ages 6 through 11 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Math

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #2

Mansfield Basic School which serves 60 children from ages 3 through 6 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes and Tennis Balls

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #3

Mile End Basic School which serves over 40 children from ages 3 through 6 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes and Tennis Balls

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #4

Great Pond Basic School which serves 80 children from ages 3 through 6 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, and Pencils

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

General School Supplies:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #5

Stewart Town Basic School which serves 85 children from ages 3 through 6 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes and Tennis Balls

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #6

Boscobel Primary School which serves over 220 children from ages 6 through 11 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Math and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Tennis Balls

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #7

Seville Golden Pre School which serves 100 children from ages 3 through 6 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes and Tennis Balls

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 25, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.