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Summer Fun Reading Programme - July 2021
THANK YOU, Winsome Wishes for KIDS (WWKIDS) would like to thank all our sponsors and guest readers, authors and facilitators of our Summer Fun Reading Program (a part of our Ready* project); because of your kind generosity, the reading initiative was a resounding success!!!!
We are enormously grateful for your help in making stories and adventures come alive in the classroom for our Nation’s children. While the reading sessions were held at our pilot schools during their summer camps, children from schools around the country got the opportunity to participate. Students from primary and basic schools who are reading below grade average were especially encouraged to join in, as the syllabus is designed to boost their confidence and interest in reading.
Conceptualized to embrace creativity and fun, our Summer Fun Reading featured luminaries reading aloud, bringing books alive to help our children to develop a habit of reading, music, dance and acting were integrated as part of the story-telling scenario. Our celebrity readers included athletes Alia Atkinson, Olympian and Special Olympic Ambassador and Akeem Preistley, international soccer player; authors Ronique Holgate, Alison Latchman, Kelly Magnus, and Juleus Ghunta, who featured their own works; and representatives from some of our corporate sponsors. A total of 55 children got to enjoy Summer Fun Reading, and it was such a hit, our pilot schools will incorporate a similar programme in their curriculum starting September 2021.
In addition, we at WWKIDS certainly aim to build upon our accomplishment by making this an annual occurrence. And as we grow, corporate donors and sponsors such as you and your company are vital to the success of our organization’s mission. This summer, your gift helped further our goal of early childhood literacy; and moving forward, your continued advocacy and support will be invaluable as we seek to end inequity in Jamaican classrooms.
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WWKIDS Outreach Programme - July 2021
Winsome Wishes for KIDS is in Queenhythe, St. Ann's, Jamaica with Kelvin Peart, the selfless young man who saw the need to provide educational support for the children in his community during a difficult 2020-2021 school year.
Last Friday, we also visited Three Miles, Kingston, Jamaica, where we met the daughter and husband of Mrs. Mckoy Phipps, the creative, passionate and selfless teacher who also kept the children in her community learning last school year. In both communities, the children lacked devices.
WWKIDS donated children's story books and workbooks, in collaboration with St. Bernard's School in NY, and Vaz Prep School to these communities.
"The speakers were great, I enjoyed the topics and the stories. The stories brought life to the information and also gave a better understanding of how to teach boys. Well done!!" 11/27/20
"I thought the topic of the workshop was quite relevant as often as teachers we do not understand or are able to adequately reach our boys the way we would like to, thus having a forum that allows us to gain new ways and insights is beneficial." 11/27/20
"I was definitely empowered by such informative presentations." 2/18/21
"The workshop was very informative and has given me different strategies that can be used in my classroom." 2/18/21
Gideon Educational Center, - "The very best summer experience of my life" 7/21
Author of Little Lion Goes for Gold - "I had so much fun, this whole series has been a blast. Thanks for setting it up, all the children seem to be enjoying the camps."
"The workshop was packed with useful information and provided very practical solutions." 2/18/21