Youngsters engaged on Read Across Jamaica Day
Scotiabank volunteer Claudine Murray is animated as she reads a book to engaged students of Jessie Ripoll Primary School. <strong id="strong-1">.</strong>

THERE was fun and excitement on the compounds of several primary and early childhood institutions islandwide as Scotiabank volunteers took students on an adventure through books for Read Across Jamaica Day last Tuesday.

Empowering the next generation through stories, the volunteers instilled an appreciation for reading among the children as they read and acted out a collection of children’s books from local and international authors, diving in headfirst to the imaginative world. They also encouraged students to strive for greatness, be their best selves and aim to become positive contributors to their community and country.

As part of the islandwide execution, the Scotia Foundation also kickstarted its Child Month activation and distributed $1.2 million in book vouchers to schools and students.

Students of Treadlight Primary School in May Pen, Clarendon, huddle together to read a book. <strong id="strong-3">.</strong>
Reading is fun! Grade one students of Central Branch All-Age, (from left) London Belnavis, Kemecia Brown and Nickayla Campbell share giggles as they read a book together. <strong id="strong-4">.</strong>
Acting out a character in his favourite book, this little one from Providence Methodist Early Childhood Institution was enthralled by the festivities of Read Across Jamaica Day.<strong id="strong-5">.</strong>
Audrey Tugwell Henry, president and CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica, empowers these young ladies from Central Branch All-Age, (from 2nd left) Trinity Bryan, Sarian Rowe, Safiya Smith and Kashema McCurbin. <strong id="strong-6">.</strong>
These angels from Maisie Green Learning Centre snap a photo with the Scotiabank volunteers, (from left, background) Credit Review Officers Sophia Fyffe, Tiffany Francis and Small Business Officer Kimona Brown, who visited their school on Read Across Jamaica Day.<strong id="strong-7">.</strong>

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