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30 August 2019

~ Celebrate World Literacy this September 8th ~

August 2019; Embark on a Reading Road Trip this World Literacy Day this September 9th with Sandals Resorts and Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours. 

Open to adults and children over 8, the Reading Road Trip encourages guests to bring along a favorite new or gently used book to share or donate to the library of the school. Guests of Sandals and Beaches Resorts will have the opportunity to visit a locally supported school to offer literacy, comprehension and vocabulary support and to provide books to students during the school year. 

The two-hour long excursion allows those taking part to “give back” to the local community as well as giving guests the opportunity to engage with Caribbean children at a local school.  Proceeds from the Reading Road Trip cover the cost of guests’ transportation, with the rest going back into the Sandals Foundation. 

Since its launch in 2011 and 31st December 2018, 13,875 guests have participated in the Reading Road Trip excursion with their donations going towards the Foundation’s Education Programme which provides training for teachers, new technology and school supplies as well as supporting infrastructure of the schools ($25pp)

Operated by Island Routes, Sandals Resorts tour partner, The Reading Road Trip is a weekly outreach programme which supports educational initiatives set by The Sandals Foundation. The charity operates in three core areas; education, community and the environment.

After being founded by Deputy Chairman, Adam Stewart in 2009, The Sandals Foundation has recently celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary. Working with an extensive network of volunteers, partners, team members and social media activists to build schools, outfit computer labs and libraries, The Sandals Foundation has impacted over 850,000 people in the region with the overall the projects and programmes implemented valued at over $58 million dollars.

As part of its education outreach, the Sandals Foundation has worked with 578 schools across the region providing capacity building for teachers, awards scholarships to deserving students, initiatives to promote literacy and technological advancement in schools. 

Agents can book by calling the call centre on 0808 164 3459 or Agency Sales General enquiries on 0207 590 0210. For more information about Sandals Resorts please visit


For more information on the Reading Road Trip and its efforts to improve the literacy of local children, please visit Prices start from $25 per person and the trip takes place every Thursday. 


About the Sandals Foundation

The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the Caribbean’s leading family-owned resort company.  The 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation was created to continue and expand upon the charitable work that Sandals Resorts International has undertaken since its founding in 1981 to play a meaningful role in the lives of the communities where SRI operates throughout the Caribbean. The Sandals Foundation funds projects in three core areas: education, community and the environment. One hundred per cent of the monies contributed by the general public to the Sandals Foundation go directly to programmes benefiting the Caribbean community. To learn more about the Sandals Foundation, visit online at or on social media @sandalsfdn.