Thanks to all those who so generously gave to our Raffle and Spring Dinner. We raised approximately US$75,000 from this fund raising - all costs were underwritten by our sponsors and the Rockhouse & Skylark Hotels. Every cent of every donation and ticket purchased is invested directly into our Projects. Special thanks to Peter Picard, Rhy Waddington & Sam Whitford, Adam Schop and the Miss Lily’s Team, Tara Harrison and Andrew MacIntyre for the music and Jet Blue our longstanding sponsor.
Congratulation to our Spring Raffle drawing winners!
1st Prize: Ashley Connelly: A Week Long Getaway for 2 at Rockhouse Hotel flying JetBlue (Value $6000)
2nd Prize: Jim Miller: A Week Long Getaway for 2 at Skylark Negril Beach, Rockhouse sister property, flying JetBlue ($4000)
3rd Prize: MaryAnn Gendron: Dinner for 8 at Miss Lily’s - NYC/Dubai/Jamaica (Value $1200)
4th Prize: Kelly Custer: 5 Days of Wellness for 2 with Daily Spa at Rockhouse (room & airfare not included) (Value $1100)
5th Prize: Delaire Dillon: 3 Days of Indulgence for 2 with Private Dinner at Rockhouse (room & airfare not included) (Value $500)
The Rockhouse Foundation transforms the places where Jamaica's children learn and supports the people who teach them.
The Rockhouse Foundation over the past decade has invested US$4 million in projects improving education for the children in the Negril area. Since its inception, the Foundation has completely transformed and modernized five schools: Moreland Hill Primary and Infant Schools, Negril All Age School, Negril Basic School, Little Bay All Age and Infant Schools, Bunch of Stars E.C.I., in addition to the complete renovation and expansion of the Negril Community Library.
Several years ago, the Rockhouse Foundation decided to focus its resources and energy towards improving early childhood education institutions, affirming empirical evidence that all children, but especially poor children, need a solid foundation in order to thrive academically throughout their education and, consequently, as self-determining members of society. After two projects improving facilities and programming in separate rural communities, the Foundation is developing an inclusion model, mixed ability, special needs early childhood school.
The Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy (SIIA), the Rockhouse Foundation’s current construction project, is a brand new school purposely built to service those with special needs in an inclusive environment. The SIIA addresses a demand that has been expanding dramatically, and for which there are no services in the western half of Jamaica.
Through these projects the Rockhouse Foundation directly impacts the lives of thousands of young people and their families.
The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring its contributions to education are meaningful and long-lasting, through underwriting ongoing facilities maintenance, wrap-around on-site support and an early childhood specialist who delivers technical assistance and professional development for the faculty and staff at each of the Foundation's early childhood schools.
The Rockhouse Hotel and its owners underwrite all of the administrative expenses of the Rockhouse Foundation, allowing every cent of every donation to directly support its projects. The Rockhouse Foundation is a New York State-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Rockhouse Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization