Improving school infraestructure for jamaican education

reto juvenil volunteering project in jamaica


Jamaica is an island in the West Indies, 90 mi (145 km) south of Cuba and 100 mi (161 km) west of Haiti. It is a little smaller than Connecticut. The island is made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau, and the Blue Mountains, a group of volcanic hills, in the east.

Located in the Caribbean, Jamaica is the third largest island in the area, with 10,990 sq kilometers.

Jamaica was initially an Spanish settlements known as Santiago, which later passed to be a British colony until its independence in 1962; but still remain as a commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth as Monarch and head of state.

With an ethnic variety mostly composed by African descendant lineage, the country has a great cultural heritage. Mostly know for the Rastafari culture and its music, reggae, this country holds an unique cultural value with unique music, literature, cuisine and art.

The biological diversity is typical of the Caribbean tropics, with tropical rain forest at sea level and presence of a variety of animals, such as hutias, boars, tree frogs and and others. Local beaches are pristine water and white sand, where fishing is a main source of income for local families.

Most important contemporary development challenges in the country include high rates of rural poverty and inequality, poor environmental awareness and gender inequality. The local economy highly depends on tourism, which has decreased in the last years, jeopardizing the local growth and limiting the few development options available in the area.



If you could help improve Jamaica's future, would you?

Education is the unique opportunity for the Kids to growth, for years, more than 50% of the Jamaican government’s budget has been committed to debt servicing, leaving behind precious little to maintain the sector and even less to improve it. Consequently, many of the core problems of the education system have not been addressed. The result is that many of our children continue to fall through the cracks through no fault of their own.

Reto Juvenil believes that sustainable development requires a good education quality, Spanish Town Primary School it’s our goal.

Spanish Town School attended 2.253 students yearly and its located in Spanish town , The history of Spanish Town is rich and full of culture, Once the Largest city in Jamaica as well as its capital Spanish Town was the hub of all trade and commerce. Spanish Town is still the first city in Jamaica. From its foundation Spanish Town became the center of Jamaican life and history. A lively commercial route was organized under Spanish administration, between Jamaica, Spain and other Spanish territories. In addition to the commercial activities that went on in Spanish Town, a formal political structure was established under Spanish government.

Projects that have a self-sustaining component are chosen over similar projects that do not. The number of projects funded is based on the amount of money collected within the collection period prior to the Project.

Volunteer work work:
  • Build and repair classrooms
  • Painting 
  • Build Sidewalks
  • Health and Dental Care Campaign
  • Life Skills
  • Youth Leadership
  • Earth Charter