The Children's Oasis, a gentle space for children in need

An aid project by “The Griffin Charitable Trust” (M. Morgan) in St Catherine, Jamaica

News: On this page the carrier keeps you informed about the current situation of the project. This helps you judge how the donations are being used.

M. Morgan (Project Manager), written 7 days ago

M. Morgan

Today I transferred the money we raised on Indiegogo

First thing today, I transferred the funds we raised on Indiegogo €490, we are well on our way.

We also recently received this lovely message with a fabulous donation,  

"This is absolutely amazing! I know that you will leave a lasting impression on the children and do over and above of what maybe expected of you. I hope that the children that you teach will one day follow in you foot steps. Good luck with everything. From Aylin, Demi, Oz and Alper"

As is so often the case, these are people who we may not personally know, but yet they extend a hand of love and care to others, out heartfelt thanks to you all and especially to the lovely family, Aylin, Demi, Oz and Alper.

As we have been donated the fittings for 1 bathroom, we are able to use the funds raised so far to buy the toilets needed for the other 3, so everyone will now get a new eco-flush toilet and purchase some of the fence posts (we have been donated the fencing).

The children continue to thrive in their new environment, their school is fabulous, they have access to so many extra curricular activities.  The boys have gravitated towards Scouting, the girls 4H Club and Red Cross and they are loving it.  When children can socialise and participate fully in their local community, it greatly enhances their self esteem and confidence, gives them a sense of belonging.

The Children's Oasis aims to be the permanent spot for children to refresh, renew and heal their spirit and themselves.

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This fabulous young man, Dwight Lawrence, was one of our original Summer Schoolers, he has been alongside The Griffin Trust since 2002.  He now works in Curacao and has a regular spot on the local Christian Radio Station. 

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Another 'original', one of our first High School awardees, seen here receiving his Instrument of Office from the Governor General, as he became Jamaica's Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth.

So proud of these young men, positively impacting on the young people round them, makes you know it is all worthwhile.

Help us to continue to enable children to become their dreams, to succeed above the odds, to achieve their goals.

We still need another  €3,395 to reach our goal and meet the Health and Safety Regulations required to continue our work.

Thank you for your support, please do share and endorse.



Meeting Health and Safety Regulations for The Children's Oasis

M. Morgan (Project Manager), written about 1 month ago

M. Morgan

How Amazing..... Fencing gifted

How Amazing..... Fencing gifted, a local company is giving us the full 500ft run of 6ft high chain link fencing and to let us have the posts at a 50% discount !!!!!!!

This is huge for us and means we can start work on preparing to fence the property and keep the children safe.

Added to this a local hardware store has donated 3 of the required smoke alarms....

We can honestly say we are truly Blessed......

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We still need to get the posts, cement and the bathroom needs, so please continue to endorse, to share and where possible, contribute.

One Love

Meeting Health and Safety Regulations for The Children's Oasis

M. Morgan (Project Manager), written about 1 month ago

M. Morgan

Rhys is coming to help out this summer

Rhys Merriman, a young teacher extraordinaire, working in the Primary sector, with challenged youth in Hackney, East London, is coming out to work with the children here and in the community, help them to have a summer to remember.

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With his passion for music, youth, teaching and learning, he decided to volunteer for 1 whole month with us.  He has bought his ticket, put aside his 'spending' money, is in everyone's ear and pocket to bring arts and craft resources, exercise books etc., and everyone here is looking forward to his arrival at the end of July.

His presence here will help us ensure the children are able to attend all the annual Emancipation and Independence activities, (additional escort), get the opportunity to access the historical / cultural sites, facilitating a greater understanding of their past and present..

So if he knocks on your door, calls on your phone, nags you in your social media, know that he is bonafide and you will see he has directed donations to our betterplace.org page, so don't be afraid to help him out.

Much love to all


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