Break Description

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Spend your spring break fully immersing yourself in service to youth while also exploring the beautiful island of Jamaica. Come along as we work in partnership with VIJON for a week volunteering at Basic and Primary Schools in the Treasure Bay area of Jamaica. Volunteer in Jamaica Opportunity Network, or VIJON, hopes to make an impact one volunteer at a time by bringing together visitors who wish to immerse themselves in the Jamaican Culture and serve groups in need. VIJON highlights the cultural exchange that takes place between the visiting students and the community members, allowing both sides to gain a new perspective.

The overcrowded and underfunded schools of Jamaica alongside the extremely high student to teacher ratio face students with challenges as they progress throughout their education. Some of the work that we may be doing in Treasure Beach includes infrastructure improvements, roof replacements, constructing playgrounds, as well as volunteering in the classroom. A positive attitude and the willingness to help are all you need to bring along to this beautiful island, as we strive to make a difference in the lives of the Jamaican youth.You will be fully immersed in the Jamaican culture, experience the best sights, sounds and flavors of the island while lending a hand to groups in need.

Focus on: Empowering Vulnerable Populations

Community: Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Leaders: Reilly McNamara and Morgan Cherry

Cost: $1,380

What type of travel will this break use? International Flying

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-02-2019

Return Date: 03-10-2019

What community partner will you be working with? Volunteer in Jamaica Opportunity Network

Currently Offered?: Yes

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