Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic

Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic (abbreviation: JIRC) is a non-governmental organization based in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The organization was founded in 2016 with the goal of promoting and enhancing education among youths in Jamaica

Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic
FounderSantana Morris
Founded atMontego Bay, Jamaica
TypeNon-governmental organization
Legal statusActive
PurposeEducation, Youth
HeadquartersMontego Bay
Caribbean Region
Official language
Executive Director
Santana Morris

Mission and activities edit

Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic was founded in Montego Bay in 2014 by Santana Morris.[1] The mission of the organization is to help students master the art of reading and promotion of the education and literacy among the youths of Jamaica.[2][3]

JIRC created three All Island Summer Reading Camps between 2016 and 2018 which was held in all Jamaican parishes.[2] The aim of the camp was to "eradicate the low literacy rate in Jamaica by strategically teaching students to read".[4]

Second edition of the camp was held between 24 and 28 July 2017 and it gathered around 1500 children on 15 locations across the 14 parishes under the theme ‘Breaking Barriers: Building Literate Communities in the 21st Century’.[2][5] The program addressed five main components of literacy - fluency, comprehension skills, vocabulary development, phonemics and phonological development. Literary specialists and principals were engaged to recommend students most in need of the intervention.[5]

The JIRC's Executive Director is Santana Morris.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ Shears, Valdeen (20 January 2019). "Santana Morris: Advocate for literacy". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "About Us | Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic". Home | Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Santana Morris giving children hope through reading". jamaica-star.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Reading clinic promotes growth". jamaica-gleaner.com. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  6. ^ "JIRC Directors | Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic". Home | Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic. Retrieved 23 February 2019.

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