May 10, 2012

Jamalcoans Read for Children

Fourteen Jamalco team members volunteered to read to over 450 students at four schools in Jamalco’s operating area as part of Read Across Jamaica Day on Tuesday, May 8.

Four volunteers from the Mining Operations department read to children at the Holy Cross Basic School in South Manchester while five volunteers from that same department visit the Ramble All Age School and read to some 150 students. In the Refinery operations area five volunteers visited the York Town Primary and the Hayes Primary and Junior High Schools and read to some 250 children. The sessions were very interactive and the children were quite involved in answering question. Vaughn Samuels (Calcination) was among the team members who volunteered their time at the schools. He said, “I feel a sense of fulfillment whenever I give back to these institutions within our host communities and working with children gives me even greater satisfaction.” Melissa Gordon, Teacher, noted that the initiative was “indeed a good one and it is heartening to see how the children listened and participated in the exercise.”Principal of the Hayes Primary and Junior High School Mrs. Marsha Latchman congratulated the Jamalco team for getting involved in the ‘Read Across Jamaica Day’ activities. She also praised Jamalco for its robust community outreach programmes.This outreach activity is one of several Jamalco in Schools Programmes held at neighbouring Schools within the company’s operating area.

Geogolist Latoya Perkins reads to some children.

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Geogolist Latoya Perkins reads to children at the Holy Cross Basic School in South Manchester.