Accommodation

Sandals Emerald Bay

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

Great Exuma High School in Nassau, The Bahamas, serves 445 children from ages 12 through 17 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, Math, and Word

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

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

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Art Supplies:
Craft Supplies and Watercolor Paints

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Scrabble

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

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids

Project #2

Roker’s Point Primary School serves 140 children from ages 6 through 11 years old.

Needs

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

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, Language/Grammar, and Math

Reference Materials:
(English) Encyclopedias

Art Supplies:
Craft Supplies and Watercolor Paints

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Scrabble

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

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids

Project #3

L. N. Coakley Secondary High School serves 435 children ages 12 through 17 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, 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

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets and Connect Four

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #4

The Forest Primary School, George Town Primary School, Moss Town Primary School, Mt. Thompson Primary School, Roker’s Point Primary School, Rolleville Primary School, Stuart Manor Primary School, and Williams Town Primary School are all located on the island of Exuma. These small but unique schools are serving a total of 546 students ranging in grades K4 through 6, from ages 4 through 9 years old. We have extended our Reading Road Trip program to students from grades 1 through 3.

The Sandals Foundation has made contributions to the school of a full computer lab, water coolers, school clean-ups, school graduations and other calendar events. Weekly Reading Road Trips benefit from the donations of guests.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase
Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil
Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar
Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft
Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing
Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Mobile Phones, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, USB
Cables, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, Staplers,

Project #5

Exuma School for the Gifted founded for the mentally challenged students on the Island of Exuma. The school is located on the eastern side of the island in the Hoopers Bay Exuma. The Foundation makes donations of craft supplies and special gifts and treats. Exuma School has 14 students from ages 4 through 6 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil
Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Math

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

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Craft
Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Music Instruments:
Cymbals and Harmonicas/Kazoos

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 27, 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.