Toppa Top 10: Ten Ways To Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday

February 6, 2014

2. Donate to the Trenchtown Reading Centre Trenchtown-Reading-Centre Marley spent much of his youth in a government yard on First Street in Trenchtown, impoverished but culturally rich West Kingston neighborhood referenced in songs such as “Natty Dread”, “Trenchtown Rock” and “No Woman, No Cry.” Despite its significance as the birthplace of reggae and rocksteady and birthplace of many of its biggest stars, poverty persists. One of the most notable efforts empowering the neighborhood has been the establishment of the Trenchtown Reading Centre. Opened in 1993, the centre aims to end the cycle of illiteracy in the neighborhood through enriching programs for children and adults. Donate via their website or through the Friends of the Trenchtown Reading Centre Facebook group.