JIS News

Some 20 schools and one library across six parishes are to benefit from literacy support as the Read Across Jamaica Foundation pays its annual visit to the island from May 1-9, under the theme: ‘Journey across Jamaica.’
Executive Director of the Washington DC-based (USA) Diaspora organisation, Janice Wisdom, said that the volunteers will be visiting institutions in the parishes of St. James, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Trelawny, St. Elizabeth, and Manchester to conduct reading sessions with the students as well as to donate a quantity of reading materials.
She informed that funds and the books for the programme were donated in the United States.
The Read Across Jamaica Foundation was founded in 2004 by a group of Jamaicans residing in Maryland and is aimed at strengthening reading among primary and all-age school children in Jamaica.
Over the years, the organisation has provided literacy support to a number of rural schools and libraries, including books and computers.
Local volunteers also visit schools to read to students.

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