Our Supported Projects
In an effort to preserve the environment, build local communities and support educational initiatives in Grenada
Sweet Water Foundation Partnership
Our Programs & Projects
game changer basketball
The Sandals Foundation Game Changer is an integrated programme that includes sports, recreation and healthy lifestyles for under privileged Caribbean youth. The programme initiated in 2014 as a partnership with NBA Champion Dwyane Wade through his Wade’s World Foundation.
In Limes, Grenada through the Game Changer programme the Foundations opened a basketball court and launched a yearlong afterschool program inclusive of healthy meals and mentorship. This facility was deemed a necessary safe space for youth in and around the community who have traditionally used basketball as a medium of socialization and self-expression. The programme has impacted 150 children, ages 8 yrs. to 13yrs., by providing them opportunities through sports and mentorship.
sweet water foundation
The Foundation partnered with the Sweet Water Foundation to implement a program for girls in Grenada who are victims of sexual abuse named RISE (Respect, Inspiration, Self Esteem, Empowerment).
The programme is designed to promote positive personal and social development through recovery from the traumatic effects of sexual molestation and the conflicts surrounding it.
Using a holistic approach to healing, the workshops focused on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Managing Intra-Familial Relationships in the event of Incest or Rape, Navigating the Court System, Environmental Awareness, and HIV/AIDS Protection.
The curriculum also includes Art Therapy, Yoga Therapy, and other empowerment based activities, as well as providing psychotherapy sessions for mothers or female guardians of the participants.
women’s farming program
GRENROP supports approximately 60 women producers in agriculture to expand their businesses. This project emphasizes linkages with tourism through consultation with the Sandals Procurement and Food & Beverage team as well as provide products to the Sandals property and local groceries.
Sandals Foundation and Coca Cola,under the WHOA program, have provided over US $30,000. This funding has been used to cover: training, seeds, shade houses and assistance.
In November 2016, the Foundation officially handed over the ‘Crop Connect’ project to the Grenada Network of Rural Women Producers (GRENROP). ‘Crop Connect’ is an agricultural project with a focus on climate smart processes and linkages that support the capacity building of rural women farmers.
grenada dove conservation
Sandals Foundation partnered with the Mount Harman Institute on its Dove Conservation Programme to help raise public awareness of the endangered national bird of Grenada, the Grenada Dove.
The project provided indoor and outdoor informational material at the Mt. Hartman Visitor Center. Sandals Foundation also funded the construction of a viewing tower at the Mt. Hartman National Park, island wide billboards at parish boundaries and an education programme targeting primary schools.
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.
hands across the sea
Since 2013, Sandals Foundation has partnered with Hands Across the Sea to support children’s literacy, educational development, and the love of reading through a targeted program of book donation and library support.
The program aimed to provide books, create borrowing libraries whilst getting students involved in its use and management and fostering sustainability of an engaging reading space within St. Lucia, Antigua and Grenada.
In just three years of operation the programme has reached 5,601 children and has shipped 45,850 books.
westerhall secondary school
In partnership with Hands Across the Sea, Sandals Foundation refurbished the library facility of the Westerhall Secondary School complete with the necessary books to facilitate literacy development.
The provision of these wide variety of books is in the hope of encouraging reading, provoke thought and independent learning as well as improve overall reading skills which impact children in all subject areas.
st. joseph’s convent
Sandals Foundation’s ongoing charge to technologically equip educational institutions coupled with the realization that there were only four computers to service a student population of 620 young ladies resulted in a donation of 20 computers to the all-girls public school under the WHOA programme.
The donation to SJC falls under the umbrella of the Sandals Foundation Women Helping Others Achieve programme (WHOA) to which Cedella Marley is ambassador. WHOA is a women’s empowerment programme that supports women across the Caribbean to be inspired and possess strength and the necessary resources to transform their lives and in so doing, to positively impact their families and communities for generations.
blessed sacrament school
The Sandals Foundation donated a computer lab to Blessed Sacrament School for use by both teachers and student to enhance the learning environment. The donation was complete with 8 computers and a printer.
The computer lab is an extension of the school’s library, which the Sandals Foundation completed prior to the computer lab in collaboration with Hands Across the Sea in an effort to improve literacy levels by creating a space that fosters a love of learning.