Accommodation

    Sandals LaSource Grenada

    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

    Blessed Sacrament Catholic School serves 263 kindergarten and primary students from ages 3 through 11 years old. The Sandals Foundation partnership with PfaP and Island Routes makes it possible for guests to participate in the Reading Road Trip program. This program provides guests with the opportunity to read and interact with the students, engaging in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum.

    Project #2

    Calliste Government School is a primary and secondary school and serves 291 students.

    Project #3

    St. Peter’s RC Primary School, located in the Caribbean’s Spice Island, serves 306 students from ages 3 through 12 years old. Donations also support a Reading Road Trip program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum, which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

    Project #4

    St. Andrew’s Anglican Primary School, located in the Spice Capital of the Caribbean, serves 414 students from ages 4 through 14 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

    Project #5

    Chantimelle RC School is a primary school serving 88 students from ages 3 through 11 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

    Project #6

    The Non Pareil Pre School is located on the Spice Island of the Caribbean. This school serves children from ages 3 through 6 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

    Project #7

    St.Theresa’s RC School serves 124 children from the ages 3 through 14 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 28, 2021

    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.