We Are R.E.A.D.Y.
OR WRITE TO US:
All Jamaican students can achieve academic excellence. Understanding and identifying each student’s individual needs and learning style is the key. It will open the doors to the children of the future; they will be the pride of Jamaica.
Education for all is not complete or inclusive in the model foundation of a one size fits all system. The academic resources, trained teachers, and funding needed to provide a basic education for students with challenges is disproportionate, and in many cases nonexistent throughout the region. The most common types of specific learning disabilities are those that impact the areas of reading and math. The increased decline in test scores on the elementary and secondary school level is confirmation that there is a need for additional resources. We must come up with solutions when the Jamaican education system does not. It is time to implement a program that answers the question: are we READY?
A New Paradigm for Jamaica’s educational foundation will set clear objectives with an individualized purpose for each educational setting. Upon completing the necessary steps to complete those objectives, the READY initiative will assess all the resources needed for implementation. Our main goal is to provide the academic resources, talented teachers, and funding necessary to the schools that are in desperate need of our help. We aim to get them READY.
Our “READY – SET – GO” campaign kicks off with our READY project (Resources; Education for all; Achievement; Dedication; Youth first) with the Windward Institute December 2020.
We are partners with;
The Windward Institute, NY
Higher Potential for Learning, NV
ISSA Trust Foundation, FL
AYS Consults Ltd, Jamaica
Kozy Korner Books, Jamaica
PAF Reading Program, NY
Atlanta Speech School, GA
The first recipients in Jamaica will be Vaz Preparatory School - Kingston, Lannaman's Preparatory School - Kingston and Gideon Educational Centre - Portland.
Vaz has over 60 years of excellence that teaches, nurtures and motivates each child for life. Our philosophy is ‘A sound mind in a sound body with a sound soul’. This is a delicate balance of the academic training of the mind and that of the body through extra-curricular activities reinforced with the principles for exemplary moral living.
The Lannaman’s Preparatory School had its genesis in September 1975 at Montgomery Avenue, Kingston 10. A Private Institution founded by its now Director, Miss Marcia DeHaney opened its doors with only two students. With a student enrollment of over 300 students and a staff of 25 teachers Lannaman’s has become one of the best Preparatory Schools in the island.
Gideon Education Centre offers courses in leadership and social skills, writing and reading, mathematic, technology and environmental awareness. It is an inclusive learning community that nurtures our children, espouses excellence, utilizes available technology, and facilitates the professional development of our teachers.