The pandemic has forced teachers and students into distance learning. The 2020 school year started with a combination of learning approaches. Teachers and students worked in a virtual environment, students remaining at home and accessing the Ministry of Education cloud based learning management system online, i.e., textbooks and mobile learning tools.
Families often share one device per household. The needs outpace resources. Let us stop the perpetual gap in literacy in Jamaica. Education is the tool to break the poverty cycle and create opportunities to move up the socioeconomic ladder.
The AFJ partnered with Seprod Foundation and the Ministry of Education to supply tablets to support virtual learning. A total of 520 tablets have been distributed to schools across Jamaica. Thanks to our partners Seprod Foundation, Digicel Foundation, Issa Trust Foundation and other private foundations and donors.