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Araba Scott Children's Foundation

We are a U.K. based charity that provides free literacy and numeracy classes to children, and artistic and cultural activities for children aged 0-17 in St. Thomas, Jamaica! Our aim is to increase the children’s self-confidence, tolerance of others and give them a positive view of themselves. We are currently fundraising to complete the remaining renovation works of our first safe haven, and fund a qualified teacher's position and a position for an art therapist!

www.arabascottcf.org

Charity

Registered charity no. 1169742

Member since February 2018

About us

Araba Scott Children's Foundation’s mission is to bring children of all circumstances living in St. Thomas together with professional artists, teachers and therapists, to create, learn, play and embrace their culture, increasing well-being, tolerance, and helping give children a positive view of themselves.

We envision children in St. Thomas are learning, playing and creating in a safe and nurturing environment. The children’s self-confidence grows and literacy rates improve, regardless of ability or disability. Children of all backgrounds treat each other with dignity and respect, as a result of learning better conflict resolution and tolerance for one another (as modelled by ASCF staff and volunteers).

ASCF also supports the Jamaican Government’s, National Shared Vision for education for 2030;

“Each learner will maximise his/her potential in an enriching, learner-centred education environment…supported by committed, qualified, competent, effective and professional educators and staff.

The system produces full literacy and numeracy, a globally competitive, quality workforce and a disciplined culturally aware and ethical Jamaican citizenry.”

Our vision as an organisation, is also in line with the performance targets set by the Jamaican Government and stipulated in the 2015 White Paper on Education, which promotes, “building community participation…to influence positive behavioural changes and stimulate a higher level of involvement.”