Negril Rotary

Projects & Programs

Get Kids To School

A programme provided by The Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Church and Franciscan Friars since 2011; now helpings over 160 children meet the costs of getting to school every day. The Rotary Club of Negril is proud to provide financial, management and organisational support to this highly effective programme.

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Get Kids Online

After face to face schooling was suspended in March 2020. The club provide 10 tables for use at the newly created Wi-Fi hot spot at Mary Gate of Heaven Church. We also installed and supported an internet connection at the Whitehall Citizens Association Centre. Students were able to access government on line schooling at both locations.
To ensure more students will have access to virtual learning, Get Kids Online has developed a new partnership with Ricks Café to provide individual WiFi so students will continue their virtual learning at home.

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Rotary Negril’s Scholarship Programme

For more than 10 years Rotary Negril has helped children with the cost of schooling, some children have received support from early childhood education through to high school. In many cases, a strong relationship has been developed with parents who of course have a huge influence on their child’s education.

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Tertiary Scholarships Awards

In recent years the club has supported at least one student in their first year, embarking on tertiary education. In 2021 we are supporting two students. One student student studying in Cuba to be a Medical Doctor and one student studying Visual Arts, at the Edna Manley School of Arts.

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See Better Learn Better

Children who can see better will learn better! We partner with Cornerstone Jamaica, Mission of Sight, & the University of Indiana School of Optometry to take eye care services to nine partner primary schools. Doctors and medical students provide schoolchildren with full vision and eye health exams, prescribing and fitting eyeglasses where necessary. These services are provided free, and families contribute less than US$20 towards the cost of glasses if required.

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Pandemic Relief
Food Voucher Project

COVID restrictions continue to impose hardship on many families. The Club developed a food voucher project in conjunction with local retailers allowing local families to obtain supplies, the project first ran in April 2020 and again in April 2021, bringing relief to over 100 families.

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PPE Distribution

Negril Rotary distributed, sanitiser, gloves, masks, rubbing alcohol and digital thermometers to The Negril Health Clinic, Negril Police, Negril Fire Station and Negril Post Office.

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In the Community
Negril Health Clinic Infrastructure Improvement Project

In November 2020 we completed a project to improve facilities at the Public Health Clinic in Negril. Improvements included flooring, roofing and windows. Responding to the Clinic’s need to strengthen services, particularly maternal and child health services, new rooms and additional spaces were also provided. Lighting, electrical equipment and medical equipment completed the scope of the project.

The value of the project was around US$110,000. This project had support from Rotary Clubs Airdrie, in Alberta, Canada and two Clubs in Virginia, USA, and from the Rotary Foundation of Canada, with matching funding from The Rotary Foundation.

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Theodora Skills & Training Centre Infrastructure and Capacity Project

This project has provided more capacity and extended the range of vocational training places that the Centre can make available to unattached youth in the Negril area. Those not in school, unemployed and not participating in a training programme, comprising approximately 30% of the total youth population.

The project will give more young people the opportunity of employment.

This initiative, valued at US$ 157,500, came about with the support of the Rotary Club of Calgary North, in Alberta, Canada, and funds from other sources including the Government of Alberta, with matching funding from The Rotary Foundation.

The project has provided two new classrooms and a variety of equipment.

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Christmas Cheer - St Anthony’ Kitchen

Families served daily by St. Anthony’s food kitchen in Negril, are helped during the Christmas closure. In 2020 the Club, together with Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, provided 180 food parcels including basic items like meat, flour, sugar, and oil. The children are not forgotten as Santa himself gives each child a gift parcel of a toy, school supplies, clothing and toiletry items, much of which is generously donated.

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