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800 Literacy Specialists Needed for Summer Reading Camp in July

April 14, 2017

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 a 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: Mr. Peter Christie, Miss. Maureen Simpson, Miss Marion Mills

Trelawny: Spicy Hill Community Centre
Camp Supervisor: Miss Johnna-Lee Edwards

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

Hanover: Lucea United Church
Camp Supervisor: Mrs. Hadajah Freebourne

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: Mr. Kemoy Lindsay, Miss Nickoye Clarke and others

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

St. Catherine:


1. Spanish Town Primary School,
Camp Supervisors: Miss Tazmonica Beckford and Mr. Andre Henry

2. Greater Portmore Baptist Education Centre,
Camp Supervisor: Mrs. Dianne Sampson-Gaynor

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

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

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

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

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

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