Starting Monday June 28, 2010, the UBAD Educational Foundation – UEF – will be hosting another Summer Literacy Program at the Library of African and Indian Studies on the KREMANDALA compound at 3304 Partridge Street, Belize City.
The 6 week literacy program is to develop the reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills of youth ages 5 to 17, as well as students in preschool to standard 6. The summer program runs Monday through Fridays, exposing youth to an innovative African-centered curriculum created by Belizeans. Youth can also look forward to hands-on experience in making useful goods that are both market and profitable
Although in past years ‘Kriol’ is the first language of most participating youth, the goal of the literacy program is to develop skills in English. It is the hope of UEF to help youth gain a commanding grip on the language used to communicate world-wide. To complement the efforts of the program, the UEF is looking for teachers to facilitate learning groups during the summer, also to participate in an intensive training program on June 5th, 12th, and 19th.
Library of African and Indian Studies Coordinator Audley Mulati alongside Nyahbinghi Melanie Price extend an invitation to the youth of Belize and those visiting as UEF makes learning culture and history fun with movies, games and other activities. For more information about UEF’s Summer Literacy Program as a teacher or student, you may call KREM at (501) 202-4409, (501) 202-4469 or (501) 665-9205.
Written by Kimberly Timmons