Jamaica Basic Schools Foundation UK

About us

Our Mission

“To assist in the early development of early childhood education in Jamaica by improving the quality of pre-school education and learning environment.”

Founder & Chair – Josephine Williams

Message from Josephine

“The Jamaica Basic School Foundation has achieved many milestones. We continue to fund more basic schools and basic school projects each year and shall endeavour to a get a wider spread of funding across the island.  We visit and monitor our funded projects each year and I am always extremely pleased and humbled to see the success of our initiatives and how much a difference the funds that you so generously donate, make to the lives of so many children”.

Specifically the Foundation will be involved in fundraising activities and will remit the gross majority of its proceeds to Jamaica. All funds raised will therefore benefit the sector of Jamaica’s education system which has the strongest impact on its youth in the most informative years of their preparation for adult life.

Our People

The charity was founded by Josephine Williams in 1995 and currently operates with five patrons:

The Jamaican High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan

Lord Morris of Handsworth

John Barnes MBE

Courtney Walsh OJ

The Foundation is managed by an Executive Committee that has been assembled to represent a range of professional skills in the areas of business administration, event management, accountancy, marketing and voluntary work.

We would like to acknowledge our previous & current supporters

Air Jamaica
Cable & Wireless
De La Rue plc
Grace Foods UK Ltd
Jamaica Information Service
Jamaica National Building Society Ltd
Money Gram
Jamaica Producers Group Ltd
Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica High Commission
King Tubby Sounds
National Commercial Bank
David Rodigan
Victoria Mutual Building Society
Jamaicans Inspired UK
The Gleaner
Choice FM
Donovan Borah
Lusters Products Inc
Sackville Travel
GV Media
Sunset Beach Resort and Spa
British Airways
London Development Agency
Lord Morris of Handsworth
John Barnes MBE
Courtney Walsh OJ
Ford Motor Company
The Voice Newspaper