The paths to success for nations, communities and individuals are as varied as their geographies, governance and personalities. Some take the paths dictated by circumstances, or simply follow tradition. But others, enlightened and empowered by knowledge gained from the attentions of an educator in a classroom, fancy, simple or perhaps under a tree; create new paths to success.
The Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning and the Spring Village Development Foundation and Training Institute have signed a Memorandum of understanding to bring the JFLL’s High School Diploma Equivalency programme to the Spring Village, St. Catherine Community.
The new partnership will enable the community to access the HSDE programme beginning almost immediately with 30 Spring Village Training Institute (SVTI) trainees wishing to access the HSDE to sharpen their basic and intermediate literacy skills to advance the skills training they are currently undertaking.
- 17 March 2015
The Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning and the Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church of Jamaica have launched a significant adult education initiative with the opening of an Adult Literacy Centre in Portmore.
Launched by Education Minister The Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites on March 1 the centre will cater to up to 300 adults and youth per year in the Cumberland and wider Portmore communities.
- 17 March 2015
Traditionally, JFLL programmes of study cover basic literacy and numeracy. On July 24, 2014, however, a new national curriculum was launched in the form of a High School Diploma Equivalency programme.
There are approximately 1,500 adult learners enrolled in JFLL's high school equivalency pilot, with another 3,000 learners waiting to come on stream in the next phase. This is an increase of approximately 100 per cent over the previous year.
- 09 February 2015