St. Helene Elementary
Adopt A Village
In March 2014, a playground was installed in St. Helene by Rotary Clubs from Canada and Roatan. During discussions between the Rotary Club of Roatan and the Community of St. Helene, it was decided by the participating Rotary Clubs that they would investigate the possibility of adopting the Village of St. Helene. Adopting a Village in Rotary terms means working with Village leaders to provide the needs identified by the Community, so as to improve the Quality of Life for each person.
A Community Needs Assessment was completed by the Community of St. Helene, with assistance from the Rotary Club of Roatan. Based on the needs addressed in this document, and as a result of several meetings held in St. Helene and Roatan by the Rotary Clubs of Jasper, Glenora and Roatan. In March of 2015, a verbal agreement was made to go forward on two fronts. The first the provisions of water and the second the provision of English education. In early 2016, a Private donor provided matching funds for Rotary Grants, allowing the water and education initiatives to begin and so the Rotary Clubs will go forward with adopting the Village of St. Helene.
The goal is to fulfill St. Helene's vision to be an independent, self-governed Community with self-fulfilled residents.
For more details and stories, please CLICK HERE.
All Funds Donated will be Matched! Canadian dollar donations can be accepted through our Foundation PayPal account. In all cases a Tax Receipt will be issued to any individual who donates a minimum of $20 and provides their complete name and mailing address.