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Celebrating Twenty Years with the Children of Trench Town: Saturday, November 23


This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. I love seeing people turning things around to the good and helping others overcome the difficulties caused by colonization and poverty. Happy creative, reading children are the best sign of our better future:-)

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Twenty years is a good, long time. Through trials and tribulations, joy and success, the Trench Town Reading Centre has soldiered on through two interrupted decades. Twenty years of educating the children of Trench Town – and that’s education in the broadest sense of the word. Planting trees, creating art of all kinds, playing drums, spelling bees, listening and learning. During the summer program, the Centre is humming with activity.

Most importantly, the Trench Town Reading Centre has brought the fascination and love of reading to the children. Just watch them when a new book arrives. They cluster round it, turning the pages slowly and carefully, studying the illustrations. A book is a discovery, a small treasure.

20yr cards None But zebra

So now, the Centre celebrates (with the kind sponsorship of the Scotiabank Foundation, who are steady supporters). Drop by on Saturday, November 23 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. for music…

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2 thoughts on “Celebrating Twenty Years with the Children of Trench Town: Saturday, November 23

  1. Thanks so much for the reblog! I really appreciate it. Trench Town is very economically deprived. But the children are happy, vibrant and eager to learn and experience life. It is such a great place to be. I think that yes – for the future it bodes well.

    • My Mom taught elementary school in an economically depressed area and she was always getting children into reading because it makes such a difference in their lives.
      I read about trenchtown-I don’t recall where but seeing something so positive and beautiful there is very hopeful.

      Children given love and support can remake the world. I wish much blessings and continued success to all involved.

      Its funny but this post juxtaposed with the other one about the tourist world of fakeness and cheesy reggae-this post is what reggae is really about! 🙂

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