Jamaica, The Academy – is an academic special school for ‘gifted, challenged, combination and standard learners in Jamaica‘.
They cater for learners within the capital Kingston and the surrounding suburbs. They are a registered non-profit charity school and have recently launched a Go Fund Me campaign in order to require extra funding in order to assist them in maintaining their services to the public.
The Go Fund Me page states that there is an urgent need for approximately 100,000 spaces to cater for students with learning disabilities.
“The average Jamaican family cannot afford to pay for special education so their children remain in unsuitable educational settings or at home.”
The Academy states that no student is turned away because of affordability problems.
“We seek funding for ten students with financial need because there is an unacceptably high statistical correlation between under-achievers/school dropouts and criminality. We want to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty.”
So far funding has been minimal as getting the word out has been a challenge. Autism Daily Newscast hopes our article will help.
The GoFundMe page can be found here