Orange Bay Basic School

About

Basic School in Hanover Jamaica. At full attendance there are 50 students at the school.

Faculty - 3 teachers and one principal.

World Class Jamaica did a couple different projects at Orange Bay.

The school held a Fun Day on December 11, 2016 to raise funds to support with project completion Combining all funds raised ($4,500)completed the installation of a toilet, windows, sinks and doors and painted in February 2017.

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Challenges

  •  Many of the students lack the basic resources required for education such as notebooks, pencils and books.

  • Student/parent and community engagement

  • Access to tools and technology to prepare students to compete in global economy

  • Infrastructure (one partially functional toilet for all students and staff), window replacement, plumbing challenges, vandalism

  • Underfunded school breakfast/lunch program 

Bathroom Project


Engaged voluntary plumber and contractor labour from Canada well as local labour to renovate bathroom facilities.

In 7 days, we were able to complete:

  •  The rendering of the walls

  •  Tile 6 stalls

  •  Set up main plumbing system

  •  Install rough-ins for the toilets

Laptop Project


Sleep Country proudly sponsored the Orange Bay Laptop Project, benefitting various children in Jamaica.

 

Visited schools with Sleep Country Canada’s IT Director and his wife to deliver laptops to local students. The Sleep Country team instructed teachers and students on how to use the donated computers.

Sleep Country has committed donating laptops to future projects.