Category: Youth

Five Facts About Dyslexia in Jamaica

October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is a time to help people understand and appreciate the complexity of what has been described as the most prevalent learning disorder worldwide. Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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Back-to-School: Motivation From Usain Bolt for Jamaican Students

It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight/ But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night.” These revered rhymes are among the most

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Back-To-School: Cheap Lunch Ideas for Jamaicans

Back-to-school time can be exciting for kids … and stressful for the adults. It’s a time of financial reckoning, when parents and guardians have to find innovative and creative ways to make a tight budget work for an entire school

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July Is Bereaved Parents Month: Stats & Facts From Jamaica

Have you ever stopped to think of what life must be like for the mother or father who has lost a child? Can you imagine the emotional turmoil – the sadness, distress and anguish – they must be experiencing? Often, when

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2017 List of Summer Programmes in Jamaica

Summer is here, and we know parents and guardians are on the hunt for activities to occupy these huge blocks of otherwise unoccupied time that have suddenly befallen them and their children. Of course, they’re looking for fun, exciting, safe  – and

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Protecting Jamaica’s Children: The OCR, OCA and CDA

Our children are the future of our world. Our legacies will live on through them. It is therefore a society’s responsibility to ensure that it does everything within its power to protect and defend the welfare of its future generations. In Jamaica,

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5 Unusual Careers for Young People

Croupier This is a person at a gambling table who helps with bets and payouts. Ethical hacker A person who is an expert in computing and networking who basically ‘hacks’ into systems to find weaknesses Genealogist A person who studies

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#Infographic: How Much do Jamaican Schools Spend on Champs?

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Euphoric: 28 New Records Set at Champs 2017

Twenty-eight. That’s how many old records were broken and new records set at the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in 2017. It was an epic display of skill, spirit and spunk. Here’s a listing of the details for each,

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