Turn “off” your technology and turn “on” technology for school children in Jamaica
Start your campaign or invite your friends to join in right here.
Meet the challenge and turn off all your technology for 40 hours i.e. no video or computer games, no television, no snapchat, no facebook or instagram, no personal emails, no phone calls or texting. Given the important time of the year there is an exception for legitimate work and school work and emergency family telephone use. It’s like doing the 40 Hour Famine, but instead of giving up food you give up technology.
The Turn Down will take place for 40 hours from Friday May 20th at 8pm to Sunday May 22nd at 12 noon. For those participating in New York we are planning a get together on the Saturday afternoon for participants – more to follow on that.
Funds raised from the Turn Down will go to support the Rockhouse Foundation’s technology committment to the partner schools, and specifically the tech build out of the current project: building Western Jamaica’s first special needs early childhood school.
Rockhouse Foundation: A Story of Transformation
The Rockhouse Foundation transforms the places where Jamaica’s children learn and supports the great people who teach them.
The Foundation has invested over US$3 million in improving education for Western Jamaica’s children. Over the past decade the Foundation has completely transformed and modernized five public schools: Moreland Hill Primary and Infant Schools, Negril All Age School, Negril Basic School, Little Bay All Age and Infant Schools, and Bunch of Stars E.C.I., in addition to the complete renovation and expansion of the Negril Community Library. The Foundation provides onging committments at all these institutions.
Help us have an IMPACT
Through these projects the Rockhouse Foundation directly impacts the lives of thousands of Jamaican children and their families. For more information visit the website at: