Early Education Project - 'Success by Six'
The Tryall Fund is committed to developing and implementing a model program for three to five year olds and their caregivers focusing on additional education, literacy, health and nutrition. We believe early intervention will give the children of Jamaica the best chance for success and will make the greatest impact on the Island. The Tryall Fund adopted its first school, The Sandy Bay Community Basic School in January 2010, since that time we have:
- Provided the children with a better environment by renovating and upgrading the existing school building and adding an adjoining building with renovations that doubled the space.
- Restructured the school staff, supplied uniforms and provided on-going teacher training.
- Implemented a nutritious school breakfast and lunch program.
- Provided workshops on parenting skills, and guidance for caregivers to increase literacy skills at home.
- Computerized the school with a customized literacy program based on the needs of each student.
- Provided literacy and developmental assessments for each student, in addition to health and dental screenings.
We are thrilled with the academic success we are seeing at our model school. During our initial student evaluations in January 2010, 19 of 20 five year olds were NOT ready to continue to the next level. With our assistance, reorganization and added curriculum, 99% were deemed 'proficient' and ready to move on to Primary School in September 2010. We have continued to track our students as they completed their first primary school grade in June 2011 and are happy to report our children represent the top 5% of their class.
Our goal is that the Sandy Bay Community Basic School be self sustaining and be our model school as we continue to adopt new schools in the parish.
Educational Scholarship Program
The Tryall Fund aims to provide every opportunity for young Jamaicans to realize their full potential and is committed to help support continued education for outstanding academic performance. The Tryall Fund recently reorganized their scholarship program and opened the program to Tryall Employee family members. This allowed for a more comprehensive application process, accountability and student success tracking. Beginning in 2010, the Tryall Fund awarded 13 scholarships, (4 High School, 4 Community College, 4 University and 1 Louise Cullman Scholarship), for the next four years 13 additional scholarships will be awarded each year, for a program total of over 50 scholarships annually beginning in 2013.
An award ceremony is held each year in August at the Tryall Club Great House with scholarship recipients, family members, sponsors, Tryall Staff, Tryall Club members and the Tryall Fund Board members.
Health & Wellness Program
Sandy Bay Health Clinic
The Tryall Fund supports the operation of the Sandy Bay local health clinic two (2) evenings per week which provides services to 50+ residents each week. This funding helps supplement the basic care provided by the Government of Jamaica Regional Health Authority.
The Hanover Infirmary in Lucea
The infirmary provides housing and care to senior citizens who are without family and are unable to care for themselves. The Tryall Fund solicits household goods, including furniture, bedding, health care items and other hardgoods for support of the Infirmary.
West Haven Orphanage
The orphanage provides for an estimated 80 children (ages 6-34). The children are affected by a multitude of physical and developmental issues. The Tryall Fund solicits household goods, toys, education materials, and other items needed by the Orphanage.
100% of your donation goes directly to our programs.
The Tryall Fund is solely administered by
the Fund's Board of Directors and
supported generously by the Tryall Club and its members.
Together we can make a difference for the children and the future of Jamaica!