Founded in 2004, the Blue Mountain Project (BMP) collaborates with the people of the Jamaican Blue Mountains, facilitating international relationships to improve the region’s health, education, and economy.
We focus on three main programs:
Two health centers, basic health education, and home visits to shut-ins who are not able to visit the health centers.
What We Do
The Blue Mountain Project works with the Jamaican Ministry of Health to provide basic health care aimed at supporting the work and vision of the St. Thomas Parish Medical Director.
operates two rural health centers
provides basic health education
facilitates home health visit programs for the homebound
coordinates other health programs
BMP takes a community-based approach to health care. We promote a strong Public Health framework and work with local nurses and visiting health volunteers to emphasize disease prevention, health education, and health programming.
The BMP works in isolated communities located near the peak of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. The roads are in abysmal condition and access to the nearest can take anywhere from 1-2 hours by public transportation into Kingston, or a costly private taxi to St Thomas. This makes the BMP the primary healthcare provider in the Hagley Gap District.
Computer lab, community library, and a summer camp that provides educational enrichment.
Inspiring & Developing Community Leaders
The Blue Mountain Project (BMP) runs a community library with computer lab for all ages. Services offered include homework help, literacy programs, and summer camps. We also support the work of our schools, including two Primary Schools and five Basic Schools (equivalent of preschool in the United States). Support consists of in-kind donations of supplies, educational enrichment for both the students and teachers, as well as special projects such as establishing a computer lab with wi-fi at both Primary Schools.
SERVICE LEARNING– Short term volunteer program that helps us meet our health and education goals while participating in cultural exchange.