Basic schools are community preschools. Since transportation is a problem, they are generally within walking distance for the moms.
Most of these schools are church affiliated but have little to no funding. The photos illustrate the distressed conditions of many of the schools as well as some of the replacements Isaiahsixeight has built. We plan to continue to support Basic Schools, not only in repairing and rebuilding their buildings, but by continuing to providing teaching aids, electronic educational devices, and student supplies.
Hunger and poor nutrition also continue to plague this Eastern area of Jamaica. This adversely affects the children's abilities to perform. IS68 is hopeful in efforts to recruit preschool teachers from the US to travel to the area and mentor the Basic School efforts and provide solutions to help remedy the hunger as well as provide instructional help and materials to the teachers.