ForUsGirls Foundation Jamaica

$1,500 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 7 months
Created December 11, 2018
“When you educate a girl, you educate a whole community!”


In February 2017, The ForUsGirls Foundation Founder & President,  Aminka Belvitt returned to her home country of Jamaica on a speaking tour across St. James & Trelawny Jamaica empowering and inspiring over 800 girls!

She talked with the girls about believing in themselves, setting personal boundaries, developing leadership skills, caring for one another and becoming community and global leaders.

After her talks she spent the day playing in and outside of the classrooms with both girls and boys. She witnessed the dire need of school & arts supplies and books that each school has. Upon completing her tour she committed to sponsoring each school through the ForUsGirls Foundation.

This is an ambitious goal but obtainable one classroom at a time. Our fundraising efforts for the ForUsGirls Foundation Jamaica is on-going and continuous. We are asking for the support of the wider global community to support our mission and mandate to provide humanitarian assistance to our sponsored schools.

Funds will provide sanitary & hygiene items, books, notebooks, pencils, leisure toys and financial assistance for parents who cannot afford school fees for their children.

We have partnered and work with 3 teachers at Irwin Primary, Somerton All Ages & Infant school and Goodwill Primary in the distribution of supplies and funds for each school.

Support our cause of girls empowerment and girls education in Jamaica. 

For only $25 you can cover one girls school fees for the entire school year. 

Somerton All Ages & Infant School, St.James, Jamaica

Goodwill Primary School, St.James, Jamaica

Irwin Primary School, St.James, Jamaica

Hammersmith Preparatory School, Trelawny, Jamaica

Wakefield Basic School, Trelawny, Jamaica.

The  ForusGirls Foundation Jamaica Team

Shellon McKenzie

"I am a first grade teacher at the Irwin Primary school in Montego Bay, St. James. We have a population of 747 students and 33 teachers. Our motto is Striving for Excellence."

Tracey-Ann Vaughan Williams

"I am presently a teacher of the Somerton All Age and infant School which is in the parish of st. James. We are a small School with about 300 plus students . We have very dedicated students and teachers who strive very hard for excellence."

Heloise Marriott

"Hello. I am Heloise Marriott aka Taniesha. I am from Wakefield, Trelawny in Jamaica. I have 2 children. One boy and ine girl. I am a teacher. I love teaching from I was a child. I can remember teaching the furnitures in the house and the trees outside. I have been teaching from 1998 and as a trained teacher from 2005. I have Bachelor's Degree in Education. I enjoy interacting with the children. I love to see when my students are learning and having fun at the same time."

Each donor will receive a hand written letter from one of the students of the recipient school, along with a photo.

Thank you for supporting The ForUsGirls Foundation.

- ForUsGirls
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Dear Donors,

Thank you so much for contributing to phase one of our GoFundMe campaign.

On March 22 our first shipment with UPS arrived in Kingston, Jamaica. Then on April 3rd, The books were finally released from customs and delivered to Goodwill Primary & Infant School, Jamaica.

The books have been received by the Principal of the school, staff and students. Students are currently using ​the social sciences, geography and math textbooks in their classrooms.

We still have another $1500 to go from our campaign goal. Consider donating again to send more donated textbooks from Beurling Academy, in Montreal.

Please share this campaign with your family, friends, colleagues and across your social media channels to help us send more necessary educational support to students in rural St. James & Trelawny, Jamaica.

Thank you,

Aminka Belvitt
Founder & President
The ForUsGirls Foundation Inc.
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Dear Donors,

Thank you for supporting our campaign thus far.

We would like to share the thousands of donated textbooks and novels we received from Beurling Academy.

The funds from this campaign will now support the cost of shipment to our sponsored schools in Jamaica.

UPs and FedEx have joined us as partners to support us in sending our shipments to Jamaica.

Every dollar counts, please continue to support our campaign and ask others to do so.

Support local organizations lead by women of color working to empower other young women and girls of color.

- The ForUsGirls Foundation Inc.
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Raised by 19 people in 7 months
Created December 11, 2018
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