Monday 3 August, 2020

Literacy specialists needed for Summer Reading Camp in July

The Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic is seeking trained literacy specialists for their upcoming all island Summer Reading Camp, running from July 24-28, 2017.

Along with the needed specialists, the clinic is also seeking the assistance of 250 volunteers for this year’s Summer Reading Camp, which will be held in 14 parishes across Jamaica.

"We will be offering context appropriate literacy solutions to low literate children, youth, children living with disabilities. We will also be taking and holistic approach to cover factors that affect literacy,” said Executive Director Santana Morris.

"We are all working collectively to make this all island initiative a success. All camp supervisors will be mobilizing their teams and volunteers at the parish level," Morris added.

The clinc has received support from several organizations including the World Literacy Association, New York City Public Schools, and other local government ministries, community initiatives along with private and public sectors.

“We will be having different speakers across Jamaica to speak to the students about the importance of Literacy in the workforce along with a list of strategic activities to help students master the art of reading, Morris noted.

Refreshments will be provided daily along with t-shirts, an award/certificate for each volunteer and students will receive  books and other materials.

Below is the listing of centres along with their supervisors:

Manchester: Manchester High School
Camp Supervisors: Peter Christie, Mrs. Simpson

Trelawny: Spicy Hill Community Centre
Camp Supervisors-: Marion Mills & Rachel Webb

St. James: Calvary Baptist Church Education Centre
Camp Supervisors: Noverlee Gayle, Kenfer Rose, Everton Jackson, Cheryl Gillens, Langston Dawkins & Santana Morris

Hanover:Lucea United Church
Camp Supervisor: Hadajah Freebour

Westmoreland: (To be confirmed)

Clarendon: May Pen Primary School

St. Elizabeth:Middle Quarters Primary School and Bethlehem Teachers' College (to be confirmed)
Camp Supervisors: Mrs. Alecia Gonzales

St. Andrew: UWI (Chancellor Hall)
Camp Supervisors: Kemoy Lindsay, Nickoye Clarke and others

Kingston: Downtown (Parade Gardens Community Centre)
Camp Supervisors: Denesha Bailey, Kevaughn Ellis and others

St. Catherine:
1. Spanish Town Primary School,
Camp Supervisor: Tazmonica Beckford and Andre Henry

2. Greater Portmore Baptist Education Centre,
     Camp Supervisor: To be confirmed

3. Linstead Baptist Education Centre
     Camp Supervisors: Dr. Cynthia Anderson & Mrs. Donnett Jackson

St. Mary:Beecham Hill Primary School Oracabessa New Testament Church of God
Camp Supervisors: Cyreta Henry and Shantell Henry

Portland: Buff Bay Primary School
Camp Supervisors: Nordia Barrett and Kayon Hutchinson

St. Thomas: (To be confirmed)
Camp Supervisors: To be confirmed

St. Ann: (Browns Town Baptist Educational Centre)
Camp Supervisor: Daren Johnson, Sydia Sterling, Jade Cross, Patricia Laird

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