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YCDI (Youth Can Do I.T) Girls in ICT Day launch

This was a separate event held on Girls in ICT Day. It is a one-year mentoring pilot programme that aims to expose girls to the most versatile and fastest-growing industry in the world. To equip and educate them with technical skills sets to become employable, innovative and creative change agents to problems that they see and are faced with; and, to empower them to take a more active approach to their goals and dreams.
 
Seven exceptional female ICT professionals from Digicel are among the over 30 mentors who have signed for 1-year mentorship of the young women who are mainly... read more

BATV LEAVES A MARK WITH READ ACROSS JAMAICA DAY

Kingston, Jamaica - May 8, 2018 - Read Across Jamaica Day is a national literacy initiative formed to foster a love of reading in children in Jamaica and across the Diaspora. The Caribbean’s only all business channel, Business Access TV, seeing this as a critical part of youth development, participated in the initiative on Tuesday May 8th at the Stella Maris Preparatory School. Garth Walker Managing Director of BATV, engaged the students in an interactive session. 

Since its inception in 2003, Read Across Jamaica Day has provided many opportunities for young children to be... read more

Garland Hall Children’s Home Treated to Day of Service

 Anchovy, St. James – April 24, 2018: The children of Garland Hall Memorial Children’s Home in Anchovy, St. James were filled with gratitude after a visit from Starbucks and YUTE Work trainees in the Montego Bay Cohort. Facilitated by Starbucks Jamaica and The MultiCare Youth Foundation through its Youth Upliftment through Employment (YUTE) programme, the home was given a well-needed facelift on Saturday, April 21 ahead of Earth Day celebrated on Sunday April 22. Starbucks and YUTE, along with the HEART Trust NTA and the National Youth Service (NYS), have been collaborating on a project... read more

Jonathan Grant High School sustains greenhouse project The WATA team presents a $500,000 cheque

The WATA team presents a $500,000 cheque to Jonathan Grant High School for sustaining their greenhouse
project in the WATA Sustainability Competition.

WISYNCO GROUP Limited believes in the  development of the youth, the economy and  the environment. Through their brand  WATA, they have once again made an impact in the  lives of the students and teachers at Jonathan Grant  High School, which is located on Salt Pond Road in St  Catherine.

  In June 2017, Jonathan Grant was one of two schools  to be awarded $750,000 for first place in the WATA  Sustainability Competition for creating an ‘Eco-Smart  Greenhouse’ that promoted the preservation of the  environment. 

The students of Jonathan Grant, under the  supervision of their... read more

yl:News FLOW funds Penn Relays trips

Thirty Jamaican high schools and tertiary institutions will benefit from a contribution of $4.2 million from the FLOW Foundation to fund their trip to the upcoming Penn Relays 2018. This marks the 26th consecutive year that the telecommunications firm has provided funding for what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of the promising Jamaican athletes who will represent both their schools and Jamaica.

Speaking at a brief presentation ceremony held recently at FLOW's corporate office, Errol Miller, executive chairman of FLOW Foundation, shared that outside of... read more

Youthlink CSEC Seminar helps students prepare for exams

Thanks to The Gleaner's Youthlink, roughly 350 students from high schools across the island have been exposed to crucial techniques and skills to help them successfully manoeuvre the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) math and English exams.

During a seminar hosted by Youthlink at The Mico University College, students were reminded of important changes this year in the syllabus of both subjects.

Michelle Field, head of the math department at Ascot High School in Portmore, St Catherine, said that instead of 11 questions on the second section of the math... read more

CSEC Seminar

The Gleaner’s Youthlink hosted the 17th staging of its annual CSEC seminar, which is primarily set to highlight challenging topics that students may face in the upcoming examination period. This year the five part chain commenced in Savanna-la-Mar, followed by Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, then Mandeville before ending at the Mico University College for the final segment in Kingston. Traditionally, each seminar started with an English Language session in the morning, students would then break for lunch and when returning the final gathering which is the Math session would have them locked in... read more

YL: Schools' Challenge Quiz Week 9 round-up 

Old Harbour High (from left): Dujain Jordon Nickoli Ashley, Chavaughn Gordon, and captain Stallone Francis

On to round three

Week nine of this season's Schools' Challenge Quiz saw the three final matches of round two taking place. Immaculate Conception, Manchester High and Calabar High all won their contests to move on to round three of the competition.

Thursday also marked the start of round three matches with Ticthfield High and St Mary High facing off in the first match. The number one seeded team, Ticthfield High, was able to fend off their competitors and win the match with 26 points to St Mary's 18 points.

Match 50, which took place on Friday, left a few viewers... read more

Sir Messam' leaves Bridgeport on a high

School says goodbye to outgoing principal

Not many teachers will ever spend 37 years in one educational institution, yet this is part of the dedication of Aston Messam, the outgoing principal of Bridgeport High School. To honour this giant in education, the school hosted a recent appreciation event in the form of an 'Evening of Excellence', on Thursday, February 22, at The Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston.

At the appreciation function, Ashley House (yellow house) gave a performance of a lifetime as the duo of Lecia Smith and Shaniqua Williamson danced in '... read more

YL: Schools' Challenge Quiz Round-Up 

Glenmuir team members (from left): Jermaine James, Dejontae Dawkins, Phillip Lloyd, and DeAndré Nelson. 

The Campion-MoBay High face-off

Week eight of the Schools' Challenge Quiz competition was a very intense week of competition with a few surprises here and there. Let's start with the penultimate match of the week - match 44 between Campion College from St Andrew and Montego Bay High from St James.

The contest got off to a good start for both teams, with Campion securing seven points and Montego Bay just behind on four points. However, things took a turn in the speed section when Team Campion answered almost all the questions posed to them. Montego Bay, on the... read more

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