Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf

Location: 
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf (JCSD) is located in the mountains of Eden District just outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica. JCSD is a residential school that cares for 45 special needs children. In 1986 an AMD missionary went to Jamaica to minister to deaf children starting a school and naming it the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf. In 2000, the operation of the school was entrusted to Jamaican nationals and continues today under their leadership. JCSD’s 15 staff members provide general education classes, Bible instruction and Christian love and witness to each student. Construction is progressing on a vocational tech center that will provide older children with work experience in areas of auto mechanics, welding, hairdressing, computers, office work, graphic arts, dressmaking and other trades. This training will enable the children the opportunity to live independent lives. JCSD is a private school not funded by the Jamaican government. Therefore, the school is always in need of help.

School News

August 29, 2017 by Courtney Rivera
During the month of June, I had the privilege of leading a couple of Mission Discovery’s Jamaica mission trips.  As we approached Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf on work day one, the excitement was building inside me to see my friend Lorenzo.
June 7, 2017 by Richard Rohde
Jimmy Rivera was leading a Spring Break mission trip at the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf back in March.  There are forty resident students and fifteen staff at this HOLD the Children sponsored school.  Mary Ricketts is the HR manager and primary caregiver to the students.  She humbly went to Jimmy and said; “the shelves of rice and beans are bare.  We have no more food for the kids.  Can you help?”