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Christmas soon come…. Get your perfect Christmas gift right here – give the calendar to somebody as a present and make a donation towards HELP Jamaica! at the same time!
High quality calendar with 14 pages (size: DIN A3) offset-printed, carefully single welded to ensure secure shipment!
100% of all sales revenues of the calendar will be used to finance the running costs and expenses, salaries, material and utility bills at our Education Center in Cassava Piece, Kingston.
Make sure to order your copies from early! The limited edition gained fans from all over the world and turned into a collectors-item already… The Calendar will only be available on our website until Dec. 1st – so do not wait with your order and secure your first Christmas gift(s) from early – before the year to year hussle starts and this offer is gone!
Here is a list of Shops who support HELP Jamaica! and sell the calendar for us. All money goes to HELP Jamaica! / The Education Center same way!
Big up to:
We did it again, and proudly present you a preview of the official 2013 HELP Jamaica! Calendar. This year we teamed up with Jamaican graphic designer Michael Thompson a.k.a. FREESTYLEE and his partners from the ‘International Reggae Poster Contest 2012′. The 2013 calendar features six exceptional designs by Freestylee and the great poster artwork of six winners of the poster contest! Plus a unique and beautiful cover artwork by Nico Liebetanz the designer of this years calendar.
And keep in mind Christmas soon come…. Get your perfect Christmas gift right here – give out the calendar to somebody as a present and make a donation towards HELP Jamaica! at the same time!
If you have shop and would like to sell this charity calendar, or have a business and would like to give away the calendar as a christmas gift to your best customers, employees etc., please do not hesitate to send a mail to: email@example.com and get in touch with us.
The new school term for our adult classes for CXC-Students received great response as an orientation evening was held on September 11. More than 80 adults and teenagers gathered at the Education Center in Cassava Piece to meet their teachers and find out about the various classes and programs offered.
Educational specialist Dr. McKenzie encouraged the attendees for empowerment with a motivational speech and supporters like Sgt. Wesley, member of the organization’s Strengthening Commitee expressed their appreciation of the adult education carried out by the dedicated staff at the HELP Jamaica! Education Center. Besides Maths, English and Social Studies that were already offered in the past term, we are happy to welcome Ms. Harris in our team, who will teach a Computer class additional to another one by German volunteer Ms. Munch.
All teachers dedicate their time completely voluntarily and free of charge for the benefit of the students that come not only from Cassava Piece but also the surrounding communities such as Big Yard, Hungry Town, Grants Pen or Whitehall.
Big up to Sheriff the promoter and the whole Reggae Jam family! It is a pleasure working with you, your hospitality and support knows no borders!
Big up Ganjaman for promoting us continually on the stage. Big up the Reggaeville team and all photographers who helped and donated their time, all artists and sounds who showed interest and promised their support, the Reggae Jam security-crew who respected and supported our work backstage and on the festival ground.
Thanks to the Reggae Jam, RIDDIM, Rootdown Music, Urban Tree, SEEN, Heckert Empire and all the others who donated prizes for our big charity-tombola and of course all the people who supported HELP Jamaica! with their donations, their cups, by purchasing our tombola (raffle) tickets, a Skank ’Gullyside College’ Shirt or the Postcard Set by Michael Thompson a.k.a. FREESTYLEE and with their encouragement and compliments!
Thank you all – it felt good to see that so many wonderful people share our vision! Together we can really make a change!
Due to the cooperation with the Reggae Jam and all the great opportunities they offered us, we were able to fundraise 4.040,- € by collecting the deposit (beer) cups, by cash donations and at our info-booth on the festival ground.
Here are some impressions of HELP Jamaica! @ Reggae Jam 2012
The HELP Jamaica!-team says big up and thanks to Sheriff and the whole Reggae Jam family, the festival massive and last but not least to all the helping hands and our team on the ground, who did a great job to represent HELP Jamaica! on the Reggae Jam 2012. We are already looking forward to August 2013!
We just received two new donations by two longtime supporters: The Summerjam Festival in Cologne and Sentinel Sound!After the 2012 staging of the Summer Jam Festival with 3 days of good music and togetherness the promoter donated 1.713,32,- EUR, collected at the guestlist. Big up and thanks from the entire HELP Jamaica! crew to the production team and Contour Music as the promoter for this continous support!
The Everlasting Sentinel Sound from Stuttgart just donated 1000,- EUR from a charity event at their famous ‘Kingston Hot’ events. The money was collected at the event with Beenie Man in Dezember. Big up the entire Sentinel crew for the everlasting support from day one.
Last year February, he ran at the ‘Plänterwaldlauf’, a 10km ‘Marathon’ in Berlin, in a HELP Jamaica! T-Shirt to raise awareness for the needs of the children and youth in Jamaica. For the funeral, his family and friends suggested not to buy any flowers and ornamentation, but asked the mourners to donate towards HELP Jamaica! instead. The family recently visited us and handed over the impressive sum of 1510,- Euro.
We appreciate the donation and promise that this money will help children and young people in Cassava Piece, and we trust that this would put a huge smile on Chris’ face! Rest in Peace!
During the last weeks we worked on the book and library re-organisation. Through categorization and color-coding we gave our library at the Education Center a new look and an even more comfortable opportunity to find the right book for everyone attending the facility.
Classified as fiction and non-fiction the books are also separated for different age groups such as the ‘Tiny Tots’, young readers and of course adults. Within the school books section we arranged by subjects such as Mathematics, English and even French or Anthropology.
The greatest effort was put in the organization of the adult non-fiction section, which is a precious asset to the library. With sub-categories such as Motivational/Self-Help, Black History or Parenting, Education & Family the yellow coded shelf offers a great opportunitiy to motivate its readers, develop self-esteem and skills but also learn about the own roots and background.
Cater and schoolmate Brooke Harrison carefully decorated the class room at the facility on Cassava Piece Road to display the art works, they had created within their class in various sections such as Pop-Art, Cubism and Still Life. Both parents and the young artists themselves enjoyed the presentation that will still be open to public until Tuesday, June 5. Feel free to come by and take a look at the drawings, paintings and art work yourself!
We want to thank the Hillel Academy students for their great volunteer commitment and are already looking forward to the next term, when they will continue their precious weekly classes: art class, guitar and singing class as well as the football class.
Culture @ The Station a record breaking fundraising event in Kaltern, Italy!
The small village in Southtirol raised 6115,15 Euro!!!!! This is more than any other single charity event!
A real hardworking and dedicated team did an amazing job! It was a warm and sunny day, everybody enjoyed the lovely prepared food (the money raised with the food and drinks was donated completely!) and had a good time! Thanks to all Kaltern people who came out in big numbers (more than 500 people during the afternoon and a next 250 for the concerts at night!) to celebrate a nice kids day and festival with Dub Spencer @ Trance Hill and other bands to support HELP Jamaica!
BIG UP KALTERN!!!!