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The Issa Trust Foundation was established in 2005 by Couples Resorts as a nonprofit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a system of prevention, health promotion and education, community health improvement and other services to promote well-being and development for the people of Jamaica.
The Foundation strives to provide an environment conducive to the educational needs of children in collaboration with other community resources. Together, through educational and professional programs, we will work with, and advocate for families to provide a safe, nurturing and permanent home for children.
Goals and Objectives of the Foundation
The Issa Trust Foundation remains dedicated to the belief that children are our most valuable natural resource. In partnership, we hold the key to their success and intend to benefit the youth of Jamaica by:
- Promoting positive maternal, child, adolescent and family health values.
- Enhancing quality of life by promoting prevention and management of infectious and chronic disease.
- Promoting comprehensive health improvement processes to improve consciousness in communities.
- Providing a safe, nurturing and healthy environment for children and young adults.
- Providing a foundation in basic skills, such as reading, writing, mathematics, science, technology and communication.
- Creating environments that enhance thinking skills, such as creativity, decision-making, problem solving and reasoning.
- Helping to develop personal attitudes and qualities, such as integrity, responsibility and self-motivation.
The Issa Trust Foundation is excited to be able to help make an impact on the youth of Jamaica in many positive ways. We help keep them in school, make learning a positive experience, and promote the overall growth process. We emphasize maximizing positive potential, drug education & prevention, improved reading and writing skills, and social responsibility. We strive to provide excellent clinical care to infants, children, adolescents and adults across the full continuum of care, in a family centered, service driven environment.
Since October of 2005, we have conducted annual pediatric medical missions to Negril and Ocho Rios Jamaica, and treated thousands of children. Access to health care is fundamental to our quality of life and, it is essential in the daily struggle for survival. Yet, three billion people live without basic health care services.
Our goal at is not only to give free medical care to children, but to also mentor with local health care providers, so that they can continue to practice in their home countries where their skills are most urgently needed. All of us have a role to play in improving global health by educating ourselves and others about the vast unmet needs, volunteering our time and expertise as health care providers and supporting those who work to make a difference in the lives of others.
Education of our children is the key to a successful future. We know firsthand that the workforce of tomorrow must be equipped with the right tools for success today. That is why marketable skills gained through effecti ve educati on is a key objective for The Issa Trust Foundation.
Every child and youth needs and deserves the intellectual development, motivation, personal, social-emotional, and cultural skills needed for successful work and lifelong learning in a diverse nation, as a result of having quality learning environments, challenging expectations, and consistent formal and informal guidance and mentoring.
An effective education that builds marketable skills enables young people to prepare for employment in the 21st century. Young people must master basic academic and analytical skills, learn workplace etiquette, and know how to use technology, such as computers and the Internet.
- Diane Pollard
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