Jamaica: 8-16 JAN 2017

Shashamane Jamaica Volunteer Service Tours

8-16 JAN 2017


ShashJAM Director & Station Chief:

Edgar Lewis: Tel: +1.876.441-6879                         I              e-mail:edgar@shashamanesunrise.org

ShashJAM Contacts: 

Leneka Rhoden:  Tel: +1.876.588-5892                  l              e-mail: leneka.shashamane@gmail.com

Anna-Kaye Beckford: Tel: +1.876.586-7426           I               e-mail: annakaye.shashamane@gmail.com

Romari Frith: +1.876.513-9425                               I               e-mail: romari.shashamane@gmail.com

School: Windsor Forest Primary School, Portland, Jamaica

Principal –  Mrs. Donnegan, Tel: +1.876.357-0366 I e-mail: windsorforestprimary@gmail.com

Community Leader: Mr. Rowe

Windsor Forest Primary is one of Shashamane Sunrise’s sponsored schools.  The school has a student population of about 200 students from grades 1-6.  Shash adopted the school in 2009 and has built a study room/ library which has been equipped with computers and books. Since Shash adopted the school, passes in the Grade Six Achievement test have increased to approximately 90%. The school is situated in the poor farming community of Windsor Forest, and many of the parents are poor.  The school is pursuing entrepreneurial programs to offset its financial needs and subsidize its lunch program. This includes a chicken rearing project in which it raises chickens and sells them to the community.


Guests arrive in Kingston, Jamaica – Norman Manley International Airport (KIN)

OPTIONAL: Kingston Night Life

Overnight in Kingston at Shash Mansion, Norbrook, Kingston


6am: Travel to Portland, Jamaica from Kingston (approx 3 hours)

10am:  Shash volunteers arrive at Windsor Forest Primary School

10am – 1pm: Interaction with students, including presentations to top students and motivational talks

1pm – 5pm: Grab lunch & stop over at the Blue Lagoon for drinks.

Blue Lagoon is located in Port Antonio and is a wildly popular travel destination for families and honeymooners. With glistening, turquoise blue waters surrounded by lush greenery, Blue Lagoon is a vision of beauty.


7am:  Breakfast

10am: Shash volunteers arrive at Windsor Forest Primary School

10am – 1 pm: Conduct Windsor Forest Primary School service project from 2 DAYS

Chicken Farm Expansion

Painting School

Student Workshops

1pm – 5pm: Lunch Break – Guests go to Frenchman’s Cove Beach for lunch and relaxation.

Developed in the 1960s, Frenchman’s Cove set the benchmark for top-end, all-inclusive destinations, the sort patronized by the very rich and the very famous, looking for the best of the Caribbean while protected from the public gaze. Even royalty stayed there. Sadly damaged by Hurricane Gilbert in the 1980s, the main building, the cottages and the spectacular landscape have all been restored as a more accessible, environmentally friendly destination for those seeking peace and beauty a little off the beaten track.


5pm: Departure to Kingston


7am: Breakfast

9am: Wendy UWI Lecture

1pm – 4pm: Grab lunch & explore Bob Marley Museum


7am: Breakfast

10:30am: Explore Culture Yard Trench Town

11am – 1pm: Shash volunteers arrive at National Baptist Basic School, Trench Town, Kingston

Interaction with students, including presentations to students and workshop-based activities

1pm – 5pm: Lunch Break – Grab lunch & relaxation

5pm: Departure for Negril/Mobay


7am: Breakfast

9am – 12pm: Explore Negril/Mobay, relax at the beach

12pm – 5pm: Grab lunch & participate in Meditation and Reasoning at 9 MILE: Bob Marley Mausoleum (birthplace of Reggae legend, Bob Marley)

Reflecting on the works of Bob Marley


5pm: Participate in Rebel Salute 2016 “The Preservation of Reggae” ft. Tony Rebel, Michael Rose, Chezidek, Macka B., etc

Culturally correct for over two decades! Every January, Rebel Salute delivers a modern indigenous work of art that goes from dusk ‘til dawn for two days, taking Reggae from the roots to one of the largest and most discerning audiences of any music festival in the Caribbean!


7am: Breakfast

8am: Departure to Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios – the Caribbean’s #1 Attraction

Mini-boats and explore the coast; Take a glass-bottom kayak ride to explore the fascinating underwater world
Interact and snorkel with stingrays; Watch our hilarious Shark Show
Interact with exotic birds, snakes and iguanas on the Jungle Trail walk
Relax on our glistening white sandy beaches

12pm: Arrive Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios

Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s national treasures. Globally, it is as well known as reggae and equally stimulating. There are few places where the Arawak name “Xayamaca” – land of rivers and springs – is more apt. The Spaniards called the area “Las Chorreras”, the waterfalls or springs and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island.

5pm: Departure for Rebel Salute 2017 “The Preservation of Reggae”

10pm: Departure for Kingston


7am: Breakfast

8am: Depart for St. Thomas, Jamaica

10am: Arrival at Bath Hot Springs, St. Thomas

11:30am: Departure from Bath Hot Springs

12pm: Arrival at Historic Rastafarian Sanctuary at Bobbo Hill, St. Thomas
Meet with Rastafarian community of Bobbo Shanti faith

12pm – 1:30pm: Lunch with the Rasses

1:30pm: Departure from Bobbo Hill

4pm: Return to Shash Mansion, Norbrook, Kingston

6pm-9pm: Get together at Pulse, Shashamane Jamaica Benefit Fashion Meets Music”


9:30pm: Return to Shash Mansion, Norbrook, Kingston OR Kingston Night Life


6am: Breakfast at Shash Mansion, Norbrook, Kingston the DEP Airport (KIN) OR DEP for Portland

Accommodation at Great Huts Villas AND Shash Mansion, Portland

MORE INFO ON ATTRACTIONS: http://things-to-do-in-jamaica.com/

Package Costs

4-DAYS:       $490

8-DAYS:       $550

10-DAYS:     $850

Please email: shashamanesunrise@gmail.com if you would like prices for custom tours.

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