Reading Rainbow Foundation

Project Name

Grant Amount (USD)

Implementation Period


Active Fingers, Shaping Minds


November 18th 2020 – May 18th 2021

Day care centers / Afternoon school programs and activities

About the Project

The daycare and afterschool facilities were completely destroyed by hurricane Irma. The entire inventory was lost and the playground was ravaged. Reading Rainbow was only able to partially reopen in January 2020. This project focuses on rebuilding the section for older children, adding devices to assist with online homework and digital teaching, upgrading the sanitary facilities and refurbishing the playground areas for safe playing.

About the Organization

Reading Rainbow Foundation is located in Backstreet (Philipsburg). The Foundation caters to preschoolers and after-schoolers activities and focuses on early stimulation for ages 2-11. The school was closed in September 2017 due to the devastation caused by hurricane Irma and reopened in January 2020 only to face the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. There are currently 15 children at the school and after the R4CR project the capacity will increase to 25. The fees are kept at a minimum to accommodate single working mothers and single earner households.