There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.
– Nelson Mandela
Our needs are constantly evolving, just as in every family!
The projects below are the ones currently at the top of our list.
Contact us to find out more about all the ways YOU can help us to cross them off our list!
SJB ensures education for ALL!
Due to neglect in their previous environments, many of our boys have fallen behind their similarly-aged peers in the traditional school system. Instead, they are provided with an education at SJB by qualified teachers who cater to their individual needs.
We are always in need of qualified teachers and volunteers who can tutor our boys during school, after-school or weekends. We greatly appreciate any donations of new or used story books, text books, school supplies or computers and other equipment.
The physical security of our property is crucial in providing a SAFE HAVEN for our boys. In particular, we need to strengthen our fences and install a sturdy gate. Ideally, we would love to have a security officer securing our premises and personnel 24/7.
Sports continue to be one of our top priorities as we have found it to be extremely beneficial for our boys. It provides an outlet for our boys (who are bundles of energy), provides a sense of healthy competition, develops new skills, keeps them physically active and teaches so many lessons including perseverance, hard work, determination, victory, failure, dedication and team work.
The boys at SJB enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities like football, cricket, track and field activities and chess. Donations of new or used sports equipment are always welcome. Full-time and part-time coaches and volunteers are also welcome.
“Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child’s world of possibility.” – Hillary Clinton
At SJB we want to provide each boy with an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument or sing. Any qualified teachers willing to volunteer their service and time are most welcome! We would love to have more musical instruments e.g. drums, steel-pans, guitars, piano/keyboards etc.
“It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world.” – President Obama
At SJB, we are committed to providing our own boys with this amazing opportunity to grow. As President Obama expanded, “young scientists and engineers teach us something beyond the topics they are exploring. They teach us how to question assumptions; to wonder why something is the way it is, and how we can make it better. And they remind us that there’s always something more to learn, and to try, and to discover, and to imagine — and that it’s never too early, or too late to create or discover something new.
Instructors, volunteers and equipment for this “new” field are most welcome!