OAaSIS International Foundation and its network of members from the creative industry which began its creative workshop series at Allman Town in January will visit three new spots in the next two months.
The year-old OAaSIS International Foundation is already having an impact on Jamaican youth, at least 100 hundred at a time.
At least one hundred young persons from age 3 – 15 are addressed at a time at the ongoing creative workshop series tour. The series network artists and artistes and are held at schools, community centres or churches.
Earlier in the year from January 13-22, over 30 members of the creative industry (visual, perfroming and literary), networked with the Foundation to present a creative workshop series to Allman Town Primary.
The 3-tier series involved, motivation, workshop and project. Principal for the Allman Town Primary school, Mrs Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith, said “My heart is full.. and running over with gratitude to the OaASIS International Foundation. When I made the appeal for more arts in our school, I did not expect anything of this magnitude. The outpouring of time, energy and support was encouraging.”
On behalf of the staffers and students Mrs Cadena Lumsden-Walcott in her report mentioned “On the day the students were privy to listening to the Shaggy Parrot Story, they were taken to a whole new world where reading is concerned. They found the story extremely exciting. Simply put, they loved it! Their eyes lit up as they sang throughout the story. Already the Grade four teachers have found a way to incorporate the story into their Science lessons.”
The creative series has 11 locations slated for the rest of 2010. Until May, it will be held at Sargeantville, St Catherine (March 28); Port Royal (April); and St Theresa’s Preparatory (May).
Other spots to visit are:
Trench Town, July
BACK TO Allman Town
The Foundation is endorsed by the Ministry of Education and Cordel Green.
Patrons of the Foundation include Barrington Watson, Farenheit or Terrence “Farenizzi” Harold, Bernard Hoyes, Bill and Kris King.
List of volunteers include:
Colonel Oscar Derby; Melhanie Spence, Peter Lloyd, Farenheit, Cordel Green, Kamal Hinds, Howard Moo Young, Rico, Craig Phang Sang, Leighton Levy, Derrick Wilks
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