HELP Jamaica! (HJ) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2008 in Germany and 2009 in Jamaica. The primary goal is to raise funds in order to support and establish library and education projects in deprived Jamaican communities with the aim of providing free access to education, books and computers, homework assistance and various other activities, especially for children and youths who otherwise don’t have access to these facilities.
In February 2011 opened the first HELP Jamaica! Education Center in Cassava Piece, Kingston 8. The Center is open from Monday – Friday from 9am – 8pm and enjoys great support with an average daily attendance of 50-100 children and 20-60 adults. The library offers access to a broad collection of books and is equipped with computers and wireless internet access for reference services and research.
HELP Jamaica’s! services are offered free of charge for the citizens of Cassava Piece and the surrounding communities. Their programs aim to strengthen and inspire individuals and thus improve, uplift and unite the community. HJ have appointed a professional and caring staff including some young people from the community. We offer a wide range of educational and creative courses and services ranging from a professional Homework Assistance Center, Art and Craft, Drama, Music, Football, Reading and Debating up to professional classes in Mathematics, English, Spanish and Social Studies classes, helping young people and adults to improve their skills and to prepare them for the important tests on the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) level.