Sandals Foundation-Giving back to the children

Posted by: Lisa Rossmeissl-Boomerang Escapes on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm


Sandals Foundation

Sandals Foundation-Giving back to the children

The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals.  On my last trip to Jamaica, in September of 2013, I was able to participate in Sandals Reading Road Trip, as well as contribute to a collection of school supplies for the schools in the area that my meeting host, GIFTE, was putting together. 

Sandals Reading Road Trip was so rewarding!  We were taken out to one of the local schools near Sandals Whitehouse where I was staying.  The school we attended was Culloden Early Childhood Institute.  Our objective for our two hour trip was to interact with the children via reading, coloring worksheets, and letter of the day.  Our letter was "B".  These efforts by visitors are to help improve the communication skills of these young children. Many of the schools in Jamaica are overcrowded and don't have the opportunity for small group interacation. Once our work was completed then it was time for Recess!

Recess really gave us an opportunity to play and get to know the children better.  We did the swings, the teeter totters and slides.  Nothing is better than a smile on a child's face.  At the end of our time, the teacher gather the children together and they sang to us.  One of the songs was the "hokey pokey". A childhood favorite.  Our trip ended with a tour of the other classrooms.

When visiting Sandals or Beaches, you can easily have this excursion added onto your vacation package.  The reading trip is available on Thursday mornings when schools are is sesssions on the islands of St. Lucia, Antigua, Bahmas, Turks and Caicos or Jamaica.  If you are looking for something rewarding on your next vacation, I highly recommend adding this to your vacation experience!

Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds.  Her agency’s focus is on creating itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind.  She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember.  With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide ride of leisure vacation planning.

 

 

 

 


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Comments

Such a wonderful cause. That would be a very rewarding trip!
Posted by: Angela Wilson on April 29, 2014 at 10:30:14 am

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