One of EHF’s core strategic objectives is to “improve the health and educational status of children 2-6 years old and the quality of the environment in which they learn.” EHF believes that positive change can be realized in Jamaica through nurturing and supporting its youngest citizens. Against this background, EHF has initiated projects and programmes geared at improving the physical learning environment of children in the early childhood age cohort, as well as providing educational resource materials to these children. The overall goal of the programme is to create a learning environment that will inspire, challenge and prepare children to be achievers.

To date, EHF has outfitted several basic schools with new windows and doors, built perimeter walls for security purposes, upgraded play areas with the necessary tools and equipment, as well as donated books, computers, teacher chairs and desks.

Some Supports Provided To Date

  • Provided support to sixteen (16) basic schools across Jamaica
  • Financed upgrade works to schools, such as:
    • Creating sick bays
    • Outfitting schools with student and teacher desks and chairs
    • Installing new windows and doors
    • Installing ceiling fans
    • Installing stoves and refrigerators in kitchen areas
    • Outfitting schools with new white boards
    • Securing storage spaces
    • Painting facilities
    • Providing early childhood educational books
    • Donating computer systems
    • Donated over 5,000 copies of the EHF produced “Wellness Alphabet Book” and 600 copies of its accompanying “Teachers Guide” to the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), for further distribution to special needs schools
    • Donated over 1,500 copies of the “Wellness Alphabet Book” and 100 copies of its accompanying “Teachers Guide” directly to basic schools in inner-city communities in Kingston

Beneficiary Schools

  • Torrington United Basic School
  • Penrith Basic School
  • New Dawn Basic School
  • Central Branch Infant
  • All Saints Infant
  • Allman Town Infant
  • Sylvia Foote Basic
  • Alpha Infant
  • St. Josephs Infant
  • Elletson Road Infant
  • Holy Family Primary & Infant
  • St. Francis Primary & Infant
  • Chevannes Basic School
  • Gospel Refuge Basic School
  • Hope SDA Basic School
  • Sandhurst Basic School