One in every two Jamaican primary schoolers leaves 6th grade illiterate. Additionally, the quality of early childhood education varies significantly on the Island. The Tryall Fund leadership is convinced that a strong early educational foundation can make the greatest impact on the high illiteracy rate and education problem.
The Tryall Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to supporting education and health initiatives in Hanover parish. Beginning in 2009, the Tryall Fund began developing, implementing and overseeing a model program for preschoolers and their caregivers focusing on additional education, literacy, health and nutrition. The Sandy Bay Community Basic School is the first adopted "model" school and has already seen tremendous changes and growth in the students. We have since added 5 more schools to the program.
We know early intervention will give the children of Jamaica the best chance for success and will make the greatest impact on Jamaica's future. The Tryall Fund also provides scholarships for high school, college and university programs believing it's imperative to support the countries brighest and most dedicated students. Finally, the Tryall Fund supports several organizations in Hanover Parish that provide health and wellness programs to the community.
The Tryall Fund is solely administered by the Fund's Board of Directors and supported generously by the Tryall Club and its members, and guests.