Great Shape! Inc.’s SuperKids is a literacy enhancement project. SuperKids provides resources, volunteers, and training in rural areas where the literacy rate is just about 40%. Volunteers help improve literacy through language arts, computer training, sports, art, music, and a green team. Plus we sponsor uniforms, and provide school shoes (through Soles4Souls). SuperKids works with first through sixth grades where reading is a critical building block for a child’s education.
Volunteers are certified and retired teachers, college students, and all kinds of other professions… people who believe in teaching children. Great Shape! partners with universities, the Ministry of Education, the Sandals Foundation, and rural school principals to assess the needs of each school. Each school commits to program continuation and contributes to the project in the form of guidance, labor, leadership and support. Our chosen schools participate during a 3-4 year rotation.
Through our very generous partnership, the Sandals Foundation and Sandals Resorts International provide all accommodations, transportation, meals, logistical support and entertainment at no charge.