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    Necker and Moskito Islands

    Project #1

    Robinson O’ Neal Memorial Primary School was one of the first schools in the area to be built for education purposes only in 1971. The school educates 120 children from ages five through twelve years old.

    Project #2

    Sunshine Daycare/Pre-school is located in Handsome Bay, Virgin Gorda and is run by Marcia Jessop and a team of loving carers. The nursery, located upstairs accepts children from 3 months and up to enable parents to return to work following the allowed government maternity leave period. The pre-school downstairs is focused on teaching the children the fundamentals to start their education early before heading off to kindergartens and primary schools in the territory.

    Project #3

    Valley Day school is situated in the middle of the Valley, Virgin Gorda. It was started in the late 70s by the Holders, who had passion to teach young children to read. The school educates children from the ages of 4 through 12 years old and is now run by a mix of like-minded local and expatriate teachers. The teachers focus on educating the youth of the community, focusing on those who need financial assistance or special needs.

    Project #4

    Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre (EHRLC) is a public school in the British Virgin Islands. The school provides education to students with special educational needs who are unable to learn alongside their peers in a mainstream setting. The school caters to mixed levels, including Kindergarten, primary and beyond. The ages are from 5 through 21 years old. The special abilities include Autism Spectrum, Down syndrome, Intellectual Delay and/or Speech Impairment.


    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Necker and Moskito Islands

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.