Read Across Jamaica – Education week

Education Week 2012 is May 6-12


Let us hear from you about other organizations that may be interested in the work we are doing with children of poverty and illiteracy. We welcome your comments

Share a book with a child and you have given illiteracy a dose of cure. The Read Across Jamaica Literacy Project seeks to encourage corporations, local businesses, and individuals to participate in the Read Across Jamaica Literacy Project as a sponsor helping to provide books, materials or financial resources to help increase literacy awareness.

With your contribution, we can ultimately increase the number of literate students graduating from primary school (K-6) by 25%.  We are asking you to work together with us and broaden our commitment to literacy by giving back to the communities worldwide. Donate BooksVolunteer your time while on vacation. 

Sponsor A School Event.  More importantly, let us touch the lives of the children with the gift of literacy. Open the door to access with your contribution.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to introduce creative and interactive methods of reading that encourage children to enjoy literature and aids the less fortunate in changing future disparaging lifestyles affected by illiteracy.

Our Purpose

To assist schools, reading centers, and after school programs in acquiring literacy and library resources (large and diverse) helping disadvantaged students increase their opportunities to learn and to read. 

To coordinate and facilitate annual reading day celebrations along with bi-monthly activities that provide incentives through partnerships with schools, communities, parents, businesses, global sponsors and policy makers.

The Read Across Jamaica Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) exempt public charity. Your contributions are deductible under section 170 of the  US, Tax Code.

The Read Across Jamaica Literacy Project (RAJLP) was fueled by research and awareness that students were being passed through the education system and tossed into an economic situation that continued to leave them functionally illiterate. By looking at performance and student approaches to learning, our technique resembles a community learning environment that is part of the solution to illiteracy.

Initiated in March 2004 at Siloah Primary School in St. Elizabeth Jamaica, our first gift was the donation of 50 new Dr. Suess books obtained from the National Education Association (NEA). Exposure to these books created an excitement that is only describable by pictures.

The pictures below should be stimulating enough to cause you to make a donation. Education is the key element of success; sponsor a school event.  More importantly, let us touch the lives of the children with the gift of literacy.  You can open their doors to access with your contribution.

Visit our website  and donate today



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