PROGRAMMES

CATEGORIES OF SUPPORT:
Teacher and Young Student

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PROGRAMMES

 
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WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS:

 
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July 4, 2022
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June 20, 2022
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May 02, 2022
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April 13, 2022
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October 27, 2021
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Summer Fun Reading Programme - July 2022

 

“Labor for learning before you grow old;

   For learning is better than silver or gold.

   Silver and gold will vanish away,

   but a good education will never decay.”

 - - (Unknown Author) --

                                As you know, reading is fundamental in helping us find and convey information. It's                                         an essential skill that's developed at a very young age. Learning to read through stories                                 being read aloud, and with added dramatization is truly a win-win for our struggling                                       learners - children learn through play! 

                                “Reading is FUNdamental” and this is exactly what our Summer FUN Reading Programme has embodied.  WWFK understands that PLAY is the highest form of research and is essential in learning in kids and adults. For our 2022 Summer FUN Reading Programme we were able for this initiative, to target in total eight (8) schools, preparatory and primary, which was five (5) more than the previous year. We partnered with three local authors and three guest authors, and four guest readers to really drive this initiative. We felt it was important for the children to meet these authors and connect even more with the books. Using books by Jamaican Authors allowed the kids to see themselves in the stories that are represented in the local books.  Our Summer FUN Reading Programme also used PLAY together with Art, role-play and music as key ingredients in fostering and developing the love of reading in kids. These interactive sessions allowed the children to express themselves in ways they may not have been able to before in class which encouraged and built their confidence and memory retention. Help us break the cycle of “Illiterate kids”!  Partner with us and make your brand be a part of something good and everlasting.  Join us as we make “today readers tomorrow leaders”!  Our programme has the data to show the astounding results and rewarding benefits through reading books.  We not only teach kids to read, we sharpen brains, build critical minds, increase empathy, expand vocabularies and improve concentration in kids.  These are life-long skills that are essential in one’s life.  Join us as we build a better country through reading books! ("Summer Fun Reading - Youtube")

Thanks, to our sponsors AYS Global Consults Limited, Irie Jam FM Radio, Jemar Printery Limited, JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, JTA Co-operative Credit Union, Kozy Korner Books N More, Pencils4Kids, Rotary Club of Manor Park, The Bridge FM, The Vincent Hosang Family Foundation.

 

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.

         *RESOURCES  EDUCATION FOR ALL ACHIEVEMENT DEDICATION YOUTH FIRST

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Education Assessments - June - 2022

TESTIMONIALS

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Quickstep Primary School 

"Summer Fun Reading was a great experience for the students' interest and helped with their listening skills as well. We were happy to capture the moments so that we could share with your team!"  July - 2022

Parent of Lannaman's Prep School

"This program helped my son tremendously, as he was not an avid reader. reading was way below grade level but with the help of this program my son, who is 8-years old, is now able to read and is seeking to assist other children to read.

July - 2022

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MELONIE B.

"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

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SHANTAE B.

"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

PATRICIA B.

"I was definitely empowered by such informative presentations."  2/18/21

In the Classroom

DANIELLE J.

"The workshop was very informative and has given me different strategies that can be used in my classroom."  2/18/21

                               As parents, we often worry about our children, with some of the most common                                                concerns surrounding their health, happiness, and education. Are you left feeling                                            distressed or frustrated, because, despite your best efforts at supporting and investing                                  in your child’s education (extra classes), they’re still not excelling? Oftentimes, the                                            challenges that your little ones are experiencing, are not the fault of the teacher nor                                      that of the school. Knowledge is power, and problems that are undiagnosed cannot be     corrected. Therefore, it is important to get to the root cause. WWKIDS along with Dr. Karine Clay of Higher Potential for Learning has the solution. ("Importance of Assessments" - Youtube)

In June 2022, WWKIDS collaborated with Dr. Clay of Higher Potential for Learning to provide teachers’ certification in pre screening, and pro bono pre screening and neuro psycho educational evaluation assessments for students. These assessments are methods for early identification of learning disabilities- one important key of our mission is to help dismantle the “stigma” in special education and help build and support literacy in Jamaica.

 

Over a two week period, Dr. Clay’s visit saw her assess/evaluate almost eighty (80) Jamaican students from four parishes, and from six prep and primary schools. Some students were found to have more than one learning disability, and as many as three.

 

These assessments are to see what their needs are, and how both parents and teachers can help them learn and achieve.  Just about sixty eight (68%) percent showed signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), twenty six (26%)percent showed signs of Autism. The remainder showed signs of various learning disabilities and other learning deficits to name a few such as Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Anxiety, Speech Impediment etc. 

 

Pre screening and evaluation will help you to better understand how a child learns, as well as to figure out why a child may be experiencing learning challenges. Alongside this, you will gain valuable  information on how to employ a child’s strengths to overcome their weaknesses; as well as receive recommendations regarding support that can be implemented at home. Various treatment options and opportunities will also be discovered, as our primary goal is to ensure that each parent is given valuable information to chart a new way forward to their child’s growth and development.

 

Thanks to our June 2022 sponsors, AC Hotel Kingston, JetBlue Airlines and SilverBowl Restaurant . We take your contribution as a vote of confidence and appreciation for what the organization has set out to do.

Take advantage of the upcoming Pre Screening and Neuropsychological Educational Evaluation in March 2023.

MYLA N.

Gideon Educational Center, - "The very best summer experience of my life" 7/21

In the Classroom

KELLY MAGNUS

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."

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CARLENE W.

"The workshop was packed with useful information and provided very practical solutions."  2/18/21