Under the slogan “The future is bright, when you can read and write!” Books4Kids Jamaica is dedicated to providing books and materials to 4 and 5 year old Kindergarten children in Jamaica. Since it’s start-up in 2007, the charity has helped provide more than 290,000 books to 93,000 children in 150 schools across Jamaica’s 14 parishes. The charity receives no government grants and raises all money for its book distribution on an annual basis. More than 300 international sponsors and volunteers have participated in the community initiative, which to date has donated books and materials valued at over US$1,6m. Book4Kids Jamaica is non-profit charity registered in Jamaica.
Our belief is that by “evening the playing field,” we help to make learning a positive experience for everyone and ultimately encourage increased attendance, particularly at rural schools.
Books4Kids Jamaica Chairperson Ragni Trotta
WHAT WE DO
The Foundation has donated 290,000 books to 93,000 children in 150 schools across Jamaica’s 14 parishes at a value of more than US $1.6m.
The Foundation Distributes books primarily to children mainly of African Jamaican heritage born into the lower social and economic strata of Jamaican society.
THE BOOK BAGS
A large part of the charity’s success is due to the fact that the children love the interactive and colourful 300 page Brain Quest Workbooks.
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6,000+ pre-school children sponsored during COVID-19.
Books4Kids Jamaica announced today that it has completed the first week of its 2021 Book Distribution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.