Dreams To Reality Foundation

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GHETTO YOUTHS BIBLE


Jamaica’s brightest sons, Garold Hamilton, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEng, MCIBSE, SASHE, CxA, MSc. BSc (Hons). Who would believe that a youngster hailing from the tough inner-city community of Shaolin, located between two cemeteries in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland would rise to such prominence in the engineering field in one of the leading metropoles in the world, the United State of America? Garold’ s journey, as chronicled in Ghetto Youth’s Bible, provides a compelling account of how dedication, determination and discipline, can lead to positive outcomes despite one’s starting point in life. The book provides a rich account of Garold’ s journey from his humble home in the inner city to his impressive academic, professional and philanthropic achievements. The lessons learnt from the experiences shared in the volume, will provide a blueprint that others can follow in their pursuit of greatness, despite even a humble starting point in life. The common adage: It’s not where you are coming from, but where you are going that will determine your success, holds true in this book. From working on construction sites, barbering on graves, selling in the markets on weekends, to becoming one of the chief engineers in the health care sector in Washington D.C., the surreal story of Garold’ s transition through the annals of time is presented. This story is not only inspiring but also, motivational. It should serve as a motivation for all children, whether those in the inner-city communities or those in the upper echelons of society, to aspire to their dream. Here is a link to the Amazon version. I will drop a copy off at the embassy this week.




Our Mission

Our Mission


Dreams to Reality (DTR) Foundation is a broad-based community initiative that assists low-income children in Jamaica to help themselves complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency through sports. The D.T.R. helps children to develop the self-esteem and self-worth to give them the building blocks for a positive life. The foundation also contributes to the upliftment of the community by giving scholarships to low income families and also support all renovation projects of the Savanna-la-mar Hospital and associated health centers in the parish of Westmoreland.


“I was born in the ghetto (Shaolin, Jamaica), where life was a struggle for my family. I was blessed to have made it to college which happens very rarely for the youths of my community. I visit Jamaica every year and donate food, sports equipment, books, and scholarships to the youths of my community. I see this as giving back to the community that was responsible for my upbringing.” -Garold Hamilton, CEO

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Make A Contribution

It doesn't matter how small the contribution is.All contribution will be full tax deductible.

Volunteers for DTR Foundation

We need volunteers for different fund raising events. Please email us and we will contact you with details about the events.

Apply For Scholarship

We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated



Make A Contribution

It doesn't matter how small the contribution is.All contribution will be full tax deductible.

Volunteers for DTR Foundation

We need volunteers for different fund raising events. Please email us and we will contact you with details about the events.

Apply For Scholarship

We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated


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Garold Hamilton U-17 launched in Westmoreland

Source: The Jamaica Observer
Date: March 4th, 2010.

Former Member of Parliament (central Westmoreland), Roger Clarke and the Westmoreland Cooperative Credit Union donated approximately one million dollars to offset expenses associated with the Garold Hamilton Westmoreland Football Association U-17 competition. The announcement was made at the 3rd staging of the competition. The Sports Development Foundation also pledged their support to secure sponsorship for the Division One Competition. Guest Speaker and chairman of the Foundation David Mais urged participants not to waste time in school whilst noting that the commitment was not politically aligned. Hamilton Estates and Ice Hill Entertainment have also secured approximately $350,000.00 for the competition.

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The Under-17 Soccer Tournament was started in 2008. It is now in its 7th season of competition. The tournament is an opportunity for local youth to participate in a sporting event, while developing leadership skills. The tournament has grown each year, both in size and scope. What started as a small tournament with only 12 teams now includes elite soccer players from all over the Parish of Westmoreland and adjoining parishes, Hanover and St. Elizabeth. The tournament starts in March and ends in May of the same year. We have an opening ceremony, which showcases guest speakers from the sports fraternity. We also have a presentation ceremony, which usually occurs in September. With your support, we would like to make the tournament bigger and better than previous years.



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Scholarships

The Foundation also contributes to the uplifting of the community by giving scholarships to students from low-income families. We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated by the soccer coaches, and then selected by the executive members of the Foundation. We need your help to provide additional scholarships to these deserving students. Many recipients rely on these funds to complete their secondary education.

Garold Hamilton U-17 launched in Westmoreland

Source: The Jamaica Observer
Date: March 4th, 2010.

Former Member of Parliament (central Westmoreland), Roger Clarke and the Westmoreland Cooperative Credit Union donated approximately one million dollars to offset expenses associated with the Garold Hamilton Westmoreland Football Association U-17 competition. The announcement was made at the 3rd staging of the competition. The Sports Development Foundation also pledged their support to secure sponsorship for the Division One Competition. Guest Speaker and chairman of the Foundation David Mais urged participants not to waste time in school whilst noting that the commitment was not politically aligned. Hamilton Estates and Ice Hill Entertainment have also secured approximately $350,000.00 for the competition.

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The Under-17 Soccer Tournament was started in 2008. It is now in its 7th season of competition. The tournament is an opportunity for local youth to participate in a sporting event, while developing leadership skills. The tournament has grown each year, both in size and scope. What started as a small tournament with only 12 teams now includes elite soccer players from all over the Parish of Westmoreland and adjoining parishes, Hanover and St. Elizabeth. The tournament starts in March and ends in May of the same year. We have an opening ceremony, which showcases guest speakers from the sports fraternity. We also have a presentation ceremony, which usually occurs in September. With your support, we would like to make the tournament bigger and better than previous years.

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Scholarships

The Foundation also contributes to the uplifting of the community by giving scholarships to students from low-income families. We provide a $2000 scholarship to individuals who excel in sports, as well as academics. Scholarship recipients are nominated by the soccer coaches, and then selected by the executive members of the Foundation. We need your help to provide additional scholarships to these deserving students. Many recipients rely on these funds to complete their secondary education.

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Charity Groups donate $400.000 to Sav Public hospital

Happy to announce that DTR Foundation and Cheersmate Lifestyle was able to donate $400.000 to the Savanna La Mar Hospital on february 11th, 2019. I want to thank all the patrons who have donated through the DTR Foundation website. Together we can achieve.

December 2017

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Chief Executive Officer for Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital Camile Lewin (fourth left) receives a symbolic cheque for $400,000 from the charity groups on behalf of the hospital.

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Hamilton said the amount given was an increase from the $300,000 gifted to the facility last year. He pointed out that the objective is to make more donations in the future, depending on assistance received from corporate entities. “We will continue to make donations. The hospital is one of our main projects that we will continue to support,” pledged Hamilton, who is originally from the inner-city community of Shaolin in Westmoreland, and is currently an engineer in the United States of America. The funds were derived from events such as an Ultimate All- White Charity Party held in the parish last Saturday, a donation of $100,000 from Life Call Ambulance Service, $50,000 from the law firm Shelards, as well as donations from the general public. The cheque was handed over to the chairman of the hospital, Eric Clarke, and Chief Executive Officer Camile Lewin. Chief Medical Officer of the hospital Dr Alfred Dawes, told the Jamaica Observer West that the donation will go a far way in assisting with the relocating of the blood bank to a retrofitted container. “We are currently relocation the blood bank to a retrofitted container that we have received as a gift from another organisation, but of course, because we don't have any capital budget, we would need to draw on this donation from local charities to assist us in getting the blood bank up and running,” Dr Dawes explained. “It is crucial given the high number of road traffic accidents that we have to deal with, and other operations that we have to perform at the hospital. So, we see where this is going to a long way in improving the services at the hospital by making blood collection a more comfortable process and hopefully, we can extend the services later on.” Chief Operations Officer of DTR, Al Pillininer said the shortage of blood at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital due to frequent road accidents in the parish aroused the foundation's attention. “The bike accidents are a headache. Also, car accidents and the scamming business where they are fighting against each other and shooting up one and another, have put a strain on the hospital,” Pillininer argued. DTR, founded in 2007, is aimed at assisting low-income children in Jamaica with their education. The foundation also supports renovation projects at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital and associated health centres in Westmoreland. Brest's cancer survivor and founder of Misty Blue Cancer Foundation, Dorothy Satchwell, said her foundation was started in March 2015 following her cancer diagnosis in 2011. She said the aim of Misty Blue Cancer Foundation, is not only to provide support and education, but to assist the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital with medical equipment.





Ghetto Youths Bible

Ghetto Youths Bible is a series of inspiration and motivation videos directed at young people who are from impoverished background (Ghettos). The mission is to inspire individuals to make good decision and create a road map for a successful life.

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This is the 2016 finals. Garold Hamilton presenting M.V.P. trophy.

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Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland — Last year's beaten finalists Petersfield FC earned a hard-fought 5-4 penalty-kick win over first-time entrants Race Course in the final of the Hamilton Estates/Ice Hills Entertainment Westmoreland Football Association Under-17 competition at Llandilo playfield on Saturday. The sparse crowd was treated to a keen contest in a match that went to extra time during which time the teams failed to score, thus forcing the dreaded penalty kicks.

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As tension mounted, both goalkeepers each saved one of the mandatory five strikes as the teams ended that segment level on four goals. But Petersfield's custodian, Anthony Hamilton, went one better by saving the first penalty in the sudden-death alternate kicks to hand his team the title. "The players put in the necessary work and dedication to achieve this victory," noted Coach Keeble Patrick. For the victory, Pertersfield collected $60,000 and the championship trophy, while Race Course earned $40,000 for second spot, while Chantilly Forever carried off $30,000 and Negril FC pocketed $20,000.


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This is the 2016 finals. Garold Hamilton presenting M.V.P. trophy.

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SAVANNA-A-MAR, Westmoreland — Last year's beaten finalists Petersfield FC earned a hard-fought 5-4 penalty-kick win over first-time entrants Race Course in the final of the Hamilton Estates/Ice Hills Entertainment Westmoreland Football Association Under-17 competition at Llandilo playfield on Saturday. The sparse crowd was treated to a keen contest in a match that went to extra time during which time the teams failed to score, thus forcing the dreaded penalty kicks.

As tension mounted, both goalkeepers each saved one of the mandatory five strikes as the teams ended that segment level on four goals. But Petersfield's custodian, Anthony Hamilton, went one better by saving the first penalty in the sudden-death alternate kicks to hand his team the title. "The players put in the necessary work and dedication to achieve this victory," noted Coach Keeble Patrick. For the victory, Pertersfield collected $60,000 and the championship trophy, while Race Course earned $40,000 for second spot, while Chantilly Forever carried off $30,000 and Negril FC pocketed $20,000.

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Support The Children

Please click on the donate link and contribute to this wonderful organization. Your contribution will be tax deductable. With your support, we would like to make the tournament bigger and better than previous years. Read More


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