School Education

Education of our children is the key to a successful future. We know firsthand that the workforce of tomorrow must be equipped with the right tools for success today. That is why marketable skills gained through effective education are a key objective for The Issa Trust Foundation. Every child and youth needs and deserves the intellectual development, motivation, personal, social-emotional, and cultural skills needed for successful work and lifelong learning in a diverse nation, as a result of having quality learning environments, challenging expectations, and consistent formal and informal guidance and mentoring.

Free Hill Primary and Infant School

The Free Hill Primary and Infant School is situated in the rural district of Free Hill, located approximately 10km from its main town Port Maria the capital of St. Mary. The school which has a staff compliment of 16, caters to the social and educational needs of four hundred and forty eight (448) students, drawn from the communities of Oxford, Geddes Town, Pt. Maria, Oracabessa, Baileys Vale, Jacks River, Fontabelle and as far away as Ocho Rios. There is a need to continue to build upon the library and to establish a Reading Resource and Computer Lab.

Mt. Airy Basic School

The school, located in the parish of Westmoreland, has an enrollment of 50 students’ ages 3 to 5 with only three teachers. Issa Trust Foundation is working towards refurbishing the school, building a new infrastructure, supplying needed school supplies and helping to secure two to three more teachers. We hope to furnish the school with a new children’s library, reading area and safe outdoor play area.

Clifton Boys Home

This is a home for underprivileged or orphaned kids located in the hills of Darliston Westmoreland. The Clifton Boys Home is home to 30 boys ranging in age from 6 – 17 years of age. It is run by the Diocese of Jamaica and headed by Mr. Macdonald. They are in need of school supplies, bedding & bathroom materials, recreational items and a safe outdoor sports area.