— Operate, Advance and Serve In Skills
“networking for the development of youth and other artists”
Welcome to OAaSIS International, a not-for-financial profit foundation established to sensitise and immerse Jamaica’s youth in arts, creativity and culture.
Within the OAaSIS International Foundation is a network of artists(es) and other skilled persons, for advancing the creative power of today’s youth and artists(es), in building a nation of achievers JAMAICA FIRST!
To achieve its goals, OAaSIS hosts projects: Creative workshop series, Libraries, Creative Departments.
At OAaSIS, we
A – Advance
The OAaSIS International Foundation exists to network skilled artists(es) parents, schools, businesses, government, and the community to support anything that assists in the development and advancement of the creative mind of today’s youth.
AT OaASIS we, as priority, focus on the critical role and impact of the arts in the transformation of the nation.
AT OaASIS we Operate, Advance and Serve In Skills in our quest to do our part towards the transforming of the nation, and to benefiting the whole human race.
AT OaASIS we Operate, Advance and Serve In Skills to empower the creative mind of today’s youth so they develop and advance towards a better and productive nation.
AT OaASIS we remain grateful to all who have partnered and are joining with us in our mission.
It is not our policy to operate for profit.
It is our policy that no payment outside of operation expenses including administrative or contract services are to be made from an sums of this nonprofit Foundation.
It is our policy to garner some funds through membership fees and donations. This began officially on October 1st, 2016 with the advent of the first project to have begun in over two years of hiatus. Owing to increased demands of the schools and communities and challenges faced with importing material for student workshop, we have had to implement this measure.
It is our policy that any person who chooses to work (for financial gain or profit) with a partnering or affiliate company and be hereby recommended or offered same opportunity MUST either
a. commit in writing to a one hour per week of volunteer work to the foundation
b. have already completed at least 15 hours of volunteer work with the foundation up to application time or time of offer for employment to gain financial benefits
In order to earn profits, this foundation commits to registering a separate arm/ entity for that purpose, or to be financially supported as the beneficiary of another group, individual or entity with such monies given as donations.