"Our 2017 Build Trip will be one of our most spectacular." - Karl Hale  

DATES: JULY 6-10, 2017


Our trip is lead by two significant leaders:

Orlando Franklin

Orlando Franklin

Orlando D. Franklin (born December 16, 1987)[1] is a Jamaican-born Canadian professional football player with the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Franklin was raised in Toronto from the age of three. When he found himself in some trouble as a teenager, his mother moved with him to Florida to play football as a high school junior, attending Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida subsequently playing college football at the ‘The U” University of Miami.   He and his family is traveling back to Jamaica with the intention of improving the lives of the islands youth through education and mentorship, we are proud to call him a partner of HHJF.

Daryl Vaz

Daryl Vaz

Honourable Daryl Vaz works in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica, with responsibility for the land, environment, climate change and investment portfolios.  Vaz has served Jamaica in several capacities and is very involved in his community.  He created a community enterprise called the Fruitful Vale Life Improvement Project which provides part-time employment, provides more affordable options of food and supplies for education institutions and more.  He continues to fulfill his role as the sitting Member of Parliament for Western Portland, in which he has done so since 2007. Not only does he love and support his community but he is also a loving husband and father to five beautiful children.  Daryl is excited to join in and support the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation with the upcoming project.


Build Trip Info

Thirty volunteers will join us for our 2017 school build trip.  Our days will consist of building for the first half of the day with excursions in the afternoons and wonderful dinners in the evenings. Don't miss this once in a lifetime trip that is sold out every year.  We look forward to hosting you on our annual School Build Trip.

*All School Build Trip attendees are encouraged to attend our 5K Walkathon on June 3rd, 2017 to help raise $1,000 towards building this school.


Cost: $2150 CAD
Date: July 6-10, 2017
Deadline to register: March 30, 2017

Blue Lagoon Villas
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Arrival Kingston Airport

Please send cheques payable to:
Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation, 291 Braymore Blvd. 
Toronto, ON
M1B 2H3

OR pay online using your credit card (3% processing charge applies).

Itinerary:
July 6: Arrival Dinner at Port Antonio Yacht Club
July 7: 8-12 School Build/Frenchman's Cove/Dinner Villas
July 8: 8-12 School Build/Somerset Falls/Dinner Gee Jam
July 9: 8-12 School Build/Opening Ceremony/Dinner Daryl Vaz home
July 10: Depart

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