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Empowering youth through education


TEACH Caribbean is a Jamaican educational NGO started by Jamaican Rhodes Scholars with seed capital provided by Rhodes Trust in U.K. to improve the access to quality education for high school students via innovative programming.

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Empowering youth through education


TEACH Caribbean is a Jamaican educational NGO started by Jamaican Rhodes Scholars with seed capital provided by Rhodes Trust in U.K. to improve the access to quality education for high school students via innovative programming.

What we do

TEACH Caribbean's inaugural programme is the Mathematics and English "Bootcamp".

TEACH Caribbean runs an annual five-week summer Mathematics and English Bootcamp at two non-traditional high schools in the parish of Manchester. The Bootcamp is a 4 year programme -- the chosen students join during the summer after grade 7 and are invited back each year (as long as they show continued improvement and a commitment to excellence) until they enter grade 11, the critical year for the regional CSEC exams.

The current cohort that started in 2013 has just completed year 2 of the four year programme.

Why we do it

Non-traditional high schools are under-resourced with the many of the children failing Mathematics and English. TEACH aims to level the playing field by providing remedial courses to strengthen the foundation as well as entrepreneurial skills to provide more options for a stronger start in life.

 

What do the students learn?               

  • Mathematics and English
  • Innovative, interactive methods used
  • Curriculum focuses on problem areas from the preceding school year.

What are other student benefits? 

  • Daily cooked lunch and transportation allowance
  • Personalized attention with student:teacher ratio of 15:1.

Who are the Coaches?               

  • Top local Jamaican teachers (up to 3 are selected)
  • Current Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University (up to 2 are selected)
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The difference we have made


Cohort 2013 of seventy-eight students achieved 50% improvement in Math and English in summer 2013.

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The difference we have made


Cohort 2013 of seventy-eight students achieved 50% improvement in Math and English in summer 2013.

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Summer 2013 Results

For the first year of full-scale operations, Cohort 2013's average test score went from:

  • MATH: 54% at beginning of summer to 79% at the end.
  • ENGLISH: 44% at beginning of summer to 69% at the end.

Individual report cards were provided to students and parents.


The Pilot Results

For the "Pilot" Cohort, the average test score across the pilot years went from:

  • MATH: 19% at beginning of summer to 35% at the end.
  • ENGLISH: 46% at beginning of summer to 61% at the end.
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Contribute


US$300 covers the cost of 1 student for the summer; $1200 for the 4 years.

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Contribute


US$300 covers the cost of 1 student for the summer; $1200 for the 4 years.

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Ways to Donate

You can donate to TEACH using one of these methods:

1. Click on link below to donate.

American Friends of Jamaica processes these transactions for TEACH Caribbean and all donations are tax deductible in the USA.

OR...

 

2. Make a donation via NCB account # 061121439 or make a cheque out to "TEACH Caribbean", and mail it to:

Peter Goldson c/o TEACH Caribbean,

21 East Street,

Kingston, Jamaica W.I. 

Our Financials

It costs TEACH up to US$300 per student annually to deliver the summer programme offering. TEACH is able to keep its costs down because it is mostly a volunteer-run organization except for the Executive Director and Coaches.

100% of funds donated go directly towards funding the summer programme:

  • Food for students and Coaches
  • Transportation allowance for students
  • Salaries for Coaches
  • Foreign Coaches housing & transportation
  • Prize-giving

Overhead is funded by the Leadership Team.