Jamaicans Raphael Young, 59, and Veronica Robinson-Malcolm, 47, were featured participants at the first power breakfast held by the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) held to mark the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day in Kingston. The theme of the event was “Reading the past, Writing the future” and was held in celebration of the United Nations by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Young told participants about how the JFLL program has changed his life from the poverty he experienced in childhood to his recent beginning of the registration process to take the Caribbean Secondary Education Certification (CSEC) exams. Robinson-Malcolm realized she needed more education to get a better job and wen to JFLL to sit her Jamaica School Certificate Examinations in maths, English, civics, history and biology. She also passed these studies at the CXC level.
About the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL)
The JFLL is an agency of the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information and is charged with the execution of adult and youth learning and lifelong learning interventions from basic literacy to the secondary level.
It is also the lead agency of the GOJ in coordinating with local and international partners in the national drive to accomplish the National and international UNESCO goal of Education for All to support national economic and social development in the thrust towards Jamaica’s Vision 2030 goals.
JFLL offers programmes of study ranging from basic literacy and numeracy up to the level of CSEC subjects in a variety of disciplines and courses in computer applications usage.
Courses are available at 30 Adult Education Centres (AECs) island wide with computer courses at select locations. Additionally the JFLL is grateful for its partnerships with a wide variety of civic and religious organizations to support courses at 100 volunteer or independent AECs across Jamaica.
Photo Source: Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL)