The Rose Ann Reid Foundation

The Mission


Advocating For Those in Need and Their Education

The Rose Ann Reid Foundation in association with partners across Antigua, Canada, Jamaica and the United States of America, aims to create an environment where children will be able to excel in their educational pursuits as well as have the resources they’ll need at home and within their communities to succeed in life. These children and their families will be empowered to thrive and achieve stability and success in all their endeavors.

Our Work


Pratville Primary and Infant School
Infant Learning
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Who We Are


Meet the team

The RARF team is dedicated to the overall mission and vision of the Foundation and the legacy of Miss Rosie. We strive to effectively execute programs and operations while keeping the needs and desires of the students and schools we serve at the forefront. All team members are the offspring of Mama Rosie and part of the board of directors at The Rose Ann Reid Foundation.

The Team:

Wayne

Wayne Merchant Sr.

President

JDF Army veteran and Proud alumni of the Pratville Primary and Infant School. The inspiration for establishing this organization began with the memories of my mother, Ms. Rose Ann Reid (Miss Rosie) and what she represented. I can relate to children who have difficulty achieving academic success due to financial incapabilities. Giving back to the educational community has always been a passion of mine and I'm elated to start with my hometown.

My favorite quote is:

Philippians 2: 3-4 NKJV

"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others."

TaEisha

TaEisha McGinnis M.S.

Vice President

Proud Alumni of Gimme-Me-Bit Primary School.

My favorite scripture is:

Psalms 37:4 KJV

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart."

Wayne

La Shae Eugene M.S. Ed

Secretary

Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.

- W.E.B. Du Bois

TaShauna

TaShauna Davis M.H.S.A

Treasurer

Proud Alumni of Gimme-Me-Bit Primary School

My favorite scripture is:

Deuteronomy 15:10

“Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”
 

Wayne

Delroy Brissett

Chaplain

Proud Alumni of Pratville Primary and Infant School 1980

Ordained Minister at Triumphant Faith, Philadelphia, PA

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
 

Miss Rosie


MamaRosie

This foundation was created in the loving memory of Ms. Rose Ann Reid, affectionately known as Miss Rosie, Mama, Mama Rosie, Grandma Rosie, Aunt Rosie, and Sister Reid by her church family. She was the biological mother of nine children (eight are alumni of Pratville Primary and Infant School) but she adopted and fostered countless others. She had strong faith in God and trusted in Him to provide for her children and the many she housed and fed in the community.

Miss Rosie was known for her kind heart and generous spirit. Sister Reid always found a way to be a source of blessing to others; even if that meant providing part of her land to build a church. Aunt Rosie would take the little she had, find a way to multiply it, and give to those who were in need.

Grandma Rosie was a walking book of proverbs with advice that would comfort, correct, and steer you in the right direction. Her children still recall stories of her deep wisdom and witty comebacks.

Mama’s acts of kindness are engraved in the hearts of people near and far. It was only fitting for a non-profit charitable organization to be formed in her honor, to help the very community she strived so hard to provide for and make better.

Matthew 25:36- "Naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me."

 

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