Our Supported Projects
Sandals Foundation is committed to preserving the environment; building stronger and healthier communities and supporting education within Antigua.
Swalings Soccer Programme
Upgrades to local schools
Our Programs & Projects
swaling soccer program
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.
Sandals Foundation has partnered with the Environmental Awareness group for four consecutive years since 2012 to host Camp Grow in Antigua.
This ten day summer camp brings children between the ages of 8- 12 years old together from a variety of different backgrounds to educate them about our natural environment and its links to healthy and sustainable communities.
Over seventy students have benefitted from the funding of Sandals Foundation to attend these camps.
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.
Since 2013, Sandals Foundation has partnered with Hands Across the Sea to support children’s literacy, educational development, and the love of reading.
The programme aims to provide books, create borrowing libraries whilst getting students involved in its use and management and fostering sustainability of an engaging reading space within within St. Lucia, Antigua and Grenada.
The programme has reached 1,537 children and has shipped 2,257 new books in Antigua.
Since 2010, the Foundation has undertaken numerous projects to ensure the development of the school’s facilities to include:
• Refurbishment of the school’s library
• Construction of tables
• Painting of shelves
• Drawing of a mural on the wall
• Purchasing of signs
• Chairs to complete the library
• Painting of the school
Adopted by the Sandals Foundation in 2012, multiple projects have been implemented at this pre-school and primary school to include:
• Construction of a lunch shed
• Water tank stand & drainage
The Foundation also constructed and furnished a music room and facilitated payment for a music teacher for a period of one year.