Sandals Foundation has implemented and supported projects and programmes that lend to the development of local communities, enhancement of education and preservation of the environment within Turks & Caicos.
Holistic development of youth through sports and mentorship
Proactively promotes the protection of the island’s shorelines
Renovation project at Clement Howell High School
Our Programs & Projects
The Game Changer programme is a partnership between Sandals and Wades World Foundation aimed at providing underserved youth access to planned sports, recreation and healthy lifestyle. It has been proven that young people who engage in sports display an attitude of teamwork and character, which demonstrates discipline, leadership, respect and self- confidence.
Game Changer aims to build partnerships in local communities between youth groups, schools and NGOs.
Students across Turks & Caicos, along with their coaches, had the unique opportunity to hear from the NBA Champion Dwyane Wade basketball super-star and other members of the Wade’s World Foundation team. Wade took some time to share his inspirational story with young athletes through a mentorship session during the Wade World Submit held in the TCI.
The Sandals Foundation has also provided 300 pairs of basketball sneakers to government schools across the Turks & Caicos Islands as part of its on-going Game Changer efforts. Basketball players at high schools on South Caicos, Grand Turk, North Caicos and Providenciales received brand new pairs of the Miami Heat star’s signature brand “Way of Wade" basketball shoes which were donated by his shoe partner Li-Ning®.
Sandals Foundation in partnership with Flight Centre played an active role in maintaining TCI’s world famous mangroves by helping replant the indigenous plant to not only safeguard the future of the numerous varieties of marines and bird life but also provide vital shoreline protection.
The Sandals Foundation adopted Enid Capron Primary School to assist with the improvement of the educational environment. The students population of 553, ages 4-11, have benefitted from the following initiatives:
• Construction of a sick bay
• School renovation
• Provision of medals & trophies for sports day event
• Sesame Street Character Learning Sessions
• Educational session on health through partnership with ACCU Nutrition Centre (meals provided)
• Elementary school teachers attended Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar three day Seminar to improve their teaching practices