July 24-28, 2017
2017 Summer Reading Camp
Literacy Development is an important aspect of our educational journey, which is oftentimes taken for granted. A strong foundation of literacy, sets a strong pathway for lifelong learning and sustainable development towards each goal on the 2030 vision. The Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic is a registered non-profit organization that was conceptualized in 2012 to combat low literacy rate across Jamaica and the Caribbean region. Since its inception, the organization hosted two (2) all island Summer Reading Camps between 2016-2017 respectively. These camps were held in all parishes across Jamaica with eighteen centers.
The membership over the past two years consisted of eight hundred (800) volunteers including three hundred (300) trained teachers. Our partners were the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), Kiwanis club of Young Professionals western Jamaica, CB Chickens, Calvary Baptist Church, Spicy Hill Community Centre, University of the West Indies, I believe Initiative, Clarendon Primary School, Manchester High School, Sandals Foundation, Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning, World Literacy Foundation, International Literacy Association, Spanish Town Primary School, Linstead Baptist Church, I Publish Consultancy, Lucea United Church, Clarendon Primary School, Buff Bay Primary School, Browns Town Baptist Church, Greater Portmore Baptist Church, Food for the Poor Jamaica, Phillipo Baptist Church, Beecham Hill Infant & Primary School, NextStepp and many others.
Camp Supervisors and Venues
Manchester- Manchester High School
Camp Supervisors: Miss. Maureen Simpson, Miss Marion Mills
Trelawny- Spicy Hill Community Centre
Camp Supervisor: Mrs. Johnna-Lee Edwards
St. James- Calvary Baptist Church Education Centre
Camp Supervisors: Langston Dawkins & Santana Morris
Hanover- Lucea United Church
Camp Supervisor: Mrs. Hadajah Freebourne
Westmoreland- Jamaica Lifelong Learning Centre, Barracks Road
Camp Supervisor: Pamella Boothe
Clarendon- May Pen Primary School
Camp Supervisor: Mrs. Tamika Champagnie
St. Elizabeth- Middle Quarters Primary School.
Camp Supervisor: Cheryl Gillins
St. Andrew- UWI (Chancellor Hall)
Camp Supervisor: Kemoy Lindsay.
Kingston- Downtown (Parade Gardens Community Centre)
Camp Supervisor: Denesha Bailey.
1. Spanish Town Primary School,
Camp Supervisor: Tazmonica Beckford
2. Greater Portmore Baptist Education Centre,
Camp Supervisor: Dionne Sampson-Gaynor
3. Linstead Baptist Education Centre and Linstead Primary & Junior High
Camp Supervisors: Dr. Cynthia Anderson & Mrs. Donnette Jackson
St. Mary- Beecham Hill Primary & Infant School, Oracabessa New Testament Church of God
Camp Supervisors: Cyreta Henry and Shantell Henry
Portland- Buff Bay Primary School
Camp Supervisors: Miss Nordia Barrett and Mrs. Kayon Hutchinson-Moore
St. Thomas- Morant Bay Community College
Camp Supervisor: Tishuanna Mullings
St. Ann- (Browns Town Baptist Educational Centre)
Camp Supervisor: Jade Cross.
FIGURE 1. The pie chart to the left shows that 42% of our applicants were females and 57.4% were males.
The pie chart to the left shows the percentages of the applicants: sixty percent (60.1%) indicated challenges in Comprehension Skills, sixty five percent (65.2) indicated challenges in Fluency Development, Sixty-Six Percent (66%) indicated Challenges in Vocabulary Development, Forty Four Percent (44%) indicated challenges in Phonological Development, Twenty Three Percent (23%) indicated challenges in Phonemic Development.