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    Weʼve raised £120 to Provide educational resources and reading books to primary schools in Jamaica. We have a particular focus on encouraging age 4-11 reading.

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    Introduction - Reading for the hills

    Today’s readers are indeed tomorrow’s leaders, however far too many children have never owned an individual copy of a reading book nor developed the zest for books and their contents.

    This project seeks on an annual basis to fund two primary or junior schools with reading books and educational resources. Each year one rural and one cooperate area school will be selected. Contributor’s choices will influence the 2nd 2017 and next year’s selected schools. As a project requirement, school are expected to evaluate the impact the resources have on learning and teaching at the end of the first year after delivery. We hope we can count on your support.

    1st 2017 Focus School

    Our first school of focus is Birnamwood Primary, in Buff Bay Valley, Portland. The Principal, Mrs Michelle Brimm, is keen to see her students succeed, and is fortunate to be working with children who are really keen to do just so. The school’s backdrop, the beautiful Blue Mountains, is not remotely akin to the quality of reading and library resources available to students. We are keen to support the school in changing that situation this year. The school’s library is currently in ruins and they are looking to develop their reading and maths programme with the aid of the resources we offer. We are aiming to raise £1000 to cover the resources needed and shipping cost. Please join us in supporting the students of Birnamwood Primary School to embrace their motto, "it can be done", by providing them with fantastic new reading and educational resources.

    How will the money raised be used?

    Participating schools will select reading, and classroom resources from www.thereadingtroupe.com. After Just Giving admin fees, a maximum of 5% per school of the donated funds will be allocated to packaging and shipment of the books and resources. The remaining donations will be shared equally between the benefiting schools for 2017.

    Our Contributions

    The schools will receive additional free books from The Reading Troupe. Resource donations above £100 per school will be supplemented by an extra 10% of free books; above the value of £250, an extra 30% of free book and above £600, an extra 60% of free books, potentially providing at least £960 worth of books for £600 donated per school.

    How is the project evaluated?

    To ensure our aims are being achieved, participating schools have been asked to do the following:
    • Provide feedback, photos and a short video message from the school within 2 weeks of the receiving the books and resources
    • Provide an update at the end of the academic year to inform us on progress
    • Where a specific curriculum area is being challenged and specific resources provided to support these, an agreed evaluation of the impact of the resources

    Project Time Frames

    • 15th July 2017 to 15th October 2017 – Fundraising by Just Giving

    • 24th September 2017 to 8th October 2017 – Online Charity Auction

    • Deadline: 15th October 2017 - 2nd School identified and published, please feel free to include suggestions for schools to support with reasons.

    • Deadline: 25th October 2017 - Birnamwood Primary to complete resource selection

    • Deadline: 30th October 2017 – School order placed

    • Deadline: 14th November 2017– Books shipped to Birnamwood Primary

    We greatly appreciate your support and ask that you share our story.

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    • Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans6 months ago
      Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans

      Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans

      6 months ago

      Join our online auction to support our fund raising efforts in providing excellent resources to Birnamwood Primary School. Join us https://www.facebook.com/events/127772487859784

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    • Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans6 months ago
      Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans

      Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans

      6 months ago

      To ensure clarity, our fundraising page has been modified to state the target funds and the school details of our first school of focus - Birnamwood Primary School. Thank you for your continued support. Let us know you stopped by, please leave us a comment.

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    • Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans7 months ago
      Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans

      Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans

      7 months ago

      Support us in helping the students of Birnamwood Primary School to embrace their motto, "it can be done", by providing them with new reading and educational resources.

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    • l c

      l c

      Sep 26, 2017

      As the president of TTHSCAA, I fully understand the need to support schools in Jamaica.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 29, 2017


    • Chinua Troupe

      Chinua Troupe

      Aug 5, 2017

      The children are going to love the books. I can't wait to see the pictures of them reading them


    • shimone troupe

      shimone troupe

      Aug 2, 2017

      Supporting my cousin's charity project. Always doing something positive which has a positive impact on young people's lives.


    • Anonymous


      Jul 15, 2017

    Great people make things happen

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    Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans

    Jamaicans 4 Jamaicans


    A very proud Jamaican! I was born and completed education up to AS ‘Level in Jamaica and educated beyond in the UK. I am passionate about learning and reading; as a teacher and Director of Troupe Education Ltd, I seek ways of engaging others to read and embrace its benefits.

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