Career Day Visit to Windsor Forest Primary

By Brithney Clarke “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” –John F. Kennedy What is an ordinary day for the Shashamane Sunrise family without children, smiles, and service? On a Friday morning in May, I visited Windsor Forest Primary School in Portland, Jamaica with Shashamane Sunrise. It was Career Day… Continue Reading

Leneka Rhoden, 19 has given a decade of her life to volunteerism

[This article was originally printed in the Jamaica Observer on May 15, 2017] AT 19, Leneka Rhoden qualifies for a 10-year long service award for community outreach, having dedicated her life so far to helping children prepare for their future through education. This I Believe ambassador of the Governor General’s Programme for Excellence since 2014 and a recipient… Continue Reading

Simply Because of the Smiles: A Visit to Maxfield Park Children’s Home

By Shaquielle Dias Let’s face it, being wealthy does make life significantly easier. As a result of this reality, a dollar sign is attached to ALMOST everything; so many can attest that “time is money” and must be valued. For a residence of over one hundred children, the air was surprisingly still. When the thirty-plus… Continue Reading

Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay making a mark

[This article was originally printed in the Jamaica Observer on March 26, 2017] Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay spends a lot of time travelling the world. The vivacious beauty has a busy schedule, including her role as a sought after motivational and public speaker who primarily works with young people. She has had several speaking engagements all… Continue Reading

Shash 2016 End of the Year Newsletter

With the New Year upon us, we would like to reflect on the accomplishments Shashamane Sunrise realized this year. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of these endeavors without the wealth of support from you, our volunteers, staff and donors. We are so very fortunate to have such invested local communities as partners… Continue Reading

Happy #GivingTuesday!

In honor of Thanksgiving Week, Shashamane Sunrise is proud to launch its #GivingTuesday initiative! The focus of Shash’s fundraising efforts this year will be the reconstruction of the Marion School in Haiti along with the annual holiday toy drive. We are happy to announce that rebuilding of the Marion School has attained the phase two stage… Continue Reading

Sagicor Pledges Support for Haiti with Shashamane Sunrise

  Sagicor Life Inc has collaborated with Shashamane Sunrise Foundation, a registered non-profit organisation, whose mission is to support children’s education in developing countries. Following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, where more than 1,000 people lost their lives and over 100,000 homes and buildings were destroyed, one of the casualties was the Marion School. Located… Continue Reading

Lauryn’s Amazing take on Olympics 2016

Lauryn’s Amazing take on Olympics 2016

Proud and Humbled- Olympics 2016 by Lauryn Williams.  400m World Record! Seven gold Medals for Bolt! I would like to write a post about this but I am simply speechless! Because there are no words to describe the awesomeness of last night. I will instead reflect on the event most near and dear to my… Continue Reading

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