Nurturing Educational Friendships for Students in Jamaica & Ghana
The Rita Marley Foundation is nurturing positive friendships between children in Jamaica and Ghana, West Africa. On October 8, 2015 the Rita Marley Foundation (Jamaica & Ghana) launched a student letter exchange (pen pal) program for students at the Holy Trinity Basic School at Maxfield Avenue, Kingston and Konkonuru Methodist Basic School in Konkonuru Ghana. Mrs. Rita Marley OD adopted the Konkonuru Basic School in the year 2000 when she was enstooled Nana Afua Adobea 1 (Queen of Development) for the community Konkonuru.
Rosemary Duncan manager of the Rita Marley Foundation Jamaica said the Foundation implemented the program as a fun and innovative way for the little ones to learn about other cultures; practice communication skills and acquire a foreign language.
Participants are class three students (5 years old). The students at Holy Trinity Basic School are eager to learn Twi. The native tongue of the Ghanaian students. While their pen friends in Ghana look forward to acquiring knowledge of Jamaica’s great music and culture.
Their parents and teachers are super excited. They expressed, it is a great learning tool that will improve their children’s self confidence and writing skills.