Sandals Foundation supports projects and programmes that lend to the development of local communities, education in local schools and the environment within Barbados.
Provides training and resources to better diagnose and treat children with cancer and serious blood disorder
Provides holistic development of youth through sports and mentorship
Provides food-bearing trees for students within local schools
Our Programs & Projects
The goal of the programme is to provide training and resources to better diagnose and treat children with cancer and serious blood disorders across the Caribbean. The Sandals Foundation has been instrumental in funding three main initiatives:
• Nurse training
• Creating a telemedicine room in Saint Lucia so local medical experts can present patient cases to SickKids for advice as well as to help link doctors in neighbouring Caribbean islands
• Funding the training of a paediatric oncologist, Dr. Chantelle Browne, who will return to her home country of Barbados after completing a two-year fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and become the second paediatric ongologist in the Eastern Caribbean.
This program focuses on twenty local schools in Barbados by providing them with fruit bearing trees. By providing these schools with trees such as breadfruit, the program hopes to help supplement the children’s diets ensuring children do not go hungry at school.
In a bid to support and enhance education at St. Lawrence Primary School, Sandals Foundation funded the refurbishment of the school’s library.
In additional to the refurbishment the Foundation donated and installed computers for the benefit of the staff and student population as well as a mural for enhanced beautification of the learning space.