In July 2008, Read Across Jamaica Literacy Project was introduced to the members and Board of Directors of NAJASO. In 2009, the Board moved to adopt the program in the President’s Plan of Action for Education Outreach. This activity, a non-competitive opportunity to showcase NAJASO’s effort to provide a level of support to our member organizations was implemented in March 2012 with a visit to Marcus Garvey Elementary School in Los Angeles, California.
The Read Across Jamaica Foundation’s objective in moving this effort forward has shown how we can integrate various interest groups in literacy awareness activities that help impact the Caribbean nationals both in the US and Jamaica.
NAJASO Reads gives member organizations the opportunity to impact the cause–literacy and support the recommendations that led to adopting the Read Across Jamaica program nationally.
With NAJASO Reads, our goal is to share with a diverse group of Caribbean & American children the joy of reading nationally in March. This activity provides an opportunity for each member to actively lead literacy circles with a mixture of edu-tainment that ultimately helps increase literacy rates.
For more information, contact NAJASO’s Education Chair or Executive Secretary