Scores of LIME staff members including senior executives invaded classrooms across the island this morning (May 8) in support of ‘Read across Jamaica Day”; an initiative spearheaded by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) supported by McMillian Publishers.
Armed with hundreds of books and learning aids, members of the LIME team spent the morning reading stories and sharing words of encouragement with students in 20 primary and basic schools in 10 parishes.
“It was truly a pleasure for us to share a few hours of our day with the students” says Senator Kamina Johnson –Smith, company secretary. “It was also inspiring to see the response of the children as we read to them and this drives home the point that we are all stakeholders in our children’s education” she added.
Johnson -Smith, who read to students at the St. Peter Claver Primary, was one of more than 15 LIME staff volunteers who visited that institution.
Elizabeth Morgan-Shaw, principal of the Maxfield Primary School expressed gratitude to LIME saying “I feel very good about the initiative. When we have other persons come in to read to the students, it really motivates them”.
“Many of the students are not accustomed to having parents read to them and so it is a good experience for them when other persons come in to do so” she added.
Along with books donated by LIME staff members, the company also received a significant number of titles from McMillian publishers.
This is the second year that the telecoms company has supported the educational initiative.