Hidden behind a destination known for paradise, we found extreme poverty, so we stepped in.
JAMAICA (FREE HILL PRIMARY & INFANT SCHOOL)
PROJECT: BUILD A PLAYGROUND
Partner: Kids Around the World
In a country known for its beauty and as a vacation destination, the reality for the majority of those who live there is far from paradise. Most people in America take for granted that their children can play daily on a safe playground. For the nearly 400 children (ages 4 to 12) at the Free Hill Primary & Infant School outside Ocho Rios, no such place exists. The children play soccer in a rocky, dirty field that floods during the rainy season.
That’s where we came in, raising desperately-needed funds from caring and giving donors, to build a brand new playground rivaling many you’d find in your average community in America!
Children at the Free Hill Primary & Infant School
The year Premier Foundation completed the playground project
Typical cost of the playground constructed for the school
To continue to love these children and serve, the next phase of our vision includes a retaining wall in a very dangerous area, and eventually we hope to create an entire sports complex that includes community basketball courts and soccer fields.
Will you join us? Contact us to get started.