Upgrading Literacy & Numeracy Skills of Unattached & At-risk Youth

JGRF-logoheart logo.2Upgrading Literacy & Numeracy Skills of Unattached & At-risk Youth through the use of ICTs goal is to improve livelihood opportunities for persons by upgrading levels of literacy and numeracy through the use of ICTs. The nine month project targeted 10 socially and economically depressed communities in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine which had access to computer labs, broad band internet Up-grading literacy and numeracy skills of unattached and at-risk youth and which had local leadership to recruit, facilitate and motivate to success. The primary target of the programme are specifically at risk and unattached youth in the age range 17-25, who are high-school drop-outs or, who may have completed high school without achieving any form of certification.


The Objectives are as follows:

  • Picture-at-cheque-signing-ceremony1Select 10 communities that have appropriate facilities and human resource support
  • Identify and train at least 20 community facilitators (2 in each community)in the use of the software and how to facilitate the learning sessions
  • Implement reading, writing and numeracy programmes in each community, targeting a minimum of 50 persons per community with a total participation level of 500
  • Implement a learning management system which will establish a virtual network of communities and learners and provide on-line access to training and administration
  • Identify additional resources required, where necessary, and establish partnerships to provide on-going sustainable support mechanisms
  • Document the intervention – the process, results, impact, lessons learnt


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