Sandals Foundation is committed to preserving the environment; building stronger and healthier communities and supporting education within Antigua.
Promoting holistic development through football
Giving students a hands-on opportunity to develop environmental stewardship
Supporting educational initiatives and the learning environment in local schools by upgrading the infrastructures and donation of learning tools
Our Programs & Projects
Sandals Foundation first partnered with Swalings School of Soccer in 2015 to afford fifteen boys scholarships in the yearlong Swalings soccer programme. Witnessing the positive impact on the lives of the boys over the year, the Foundation decided to renew funding for the 2016 season. Swalings, established in Antigua since 2004, teaches children important life skills through swimming, football and their kids clubs. They teach hundreds of children weekly in an action-packed and safe environment for children of all ages.
The programme’s successes include five of the fifteen boys selected for the Antigua National Football team. Sandals Foundation and Swalings share a similar passion of promoting education through sports, healthy living and building character of its players.
All species of sea turtle are endangered and Sandals Foundation conservation efforts help protect their populations.
Sandals Foundation partnered with the Antigua Sea Turtle Monitoring programme to provide funding for Sea Turtle Monitoring and conservation in Antigua.
Over three years, Antigua sea turtle has monitored over 300 nests of different species of turtles across Antigua.
The Floating Classroom is an innovative tool that has been created and used by the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) to introduce many young Antiguans and Barbudans to endemic wildlife.
Sandals Foundation funded the Floating Classroom programme for one year giving five hundred students in Antigua the opportunity to learn about their coastal environment by taking them to outlying islands via boat trips.
The field experience allows the students to gain an intimate understanding of the nature and variety of our wildlife. It allows them to develop a greater appreciation of the various ecosystems in our environment and how human actions impact on these ecosystems.