Reading Programme  set for Sion Hill youths
August 6, 2010
Reading Programme set for Sion Hill youths

For the remainder of the school vacation, students of the Sion Hill community have another avenue in which to channel their energies, as a reading programme has been designed for them.{{more}}

The programme is the brainchild of community activist Ideisha Jackson, and was launched last Saturday, July 31, at the compound of the Anglican Church at Sion Hill.

With a local bias, the Under-12 participants will study the book “How to become wise” by Oscar Allen, while the 13-18 youngsters will look at the “Behold the man” series, with an emphasis on the local persons.

Jackson said that the progamme will take place at the same venue every Monday and Friday for the rest of August, with facilitators being teachers from the Sion Hill community, and others with literary skills.

At Saturday’s launch the participants were given an overview of the programme and were given brief talks and read to by different persons.

The resource persons at the launch were Cultural Officer Anthony Theobalds, actor /poet Schwmon JP Peters, Anita Williams-Ralph, a long serving pre school teacher from the area, and Journalist Kafi Rose.

Jackson said that the programme, under the Lazarus Foundation banner, was being undertaken in memory of her deceased fiancé Lloyd “Lazarus” Samuel, who she said was an avid reader.

The community activist said she was thankful for those organizations and individuals that have contributed to the latest undertakings, as she plans to make it an annual event.