The Reach One Child Foundation (R.O.C.) is set to embark on it’s 3rd annual school tour as part of its mentorship and motivational initiative. This year’s tour titled “Stand For Something”, will visit select primary schools within the Kingston and St. Andrew area.
ROC’s “Stand For Something” School Tour is aimed at lending support to the hard working teachers and staff in primary schools, through as series of motivational and activities.Students will gain exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences from various speakers. All schools will be introduced to R.O.C’s Ambassadors and Mentors, while select schools will launch their own ROC Club initiative.
According to Cherine Anderson President of The R.O.C. Foundation, “ We are thrilled to be able to do this for a third year. One of the greatest investments we can make in this country is in the education of Jamaican children.” She continues, “ This is a unique age group, but my team and I embrace the challenge. We truly value the scholastic approach but we’ve also come to realize the importance of mentorship and keeping students encouraged as early as 9 and 10 years old”.
Schools to be visited this year are Rollington Town Primary, Mountain View Primary, Franklyn Town Primary, Windward Road Primary & Jr. High, Dupont Primary, Excelsior Primary and Clan Carthy Primary. This year’s tour also entails a special Labor Day Project, spearheaded by R.O.C’s Ambassador, the 2013-2014 scholarship recipients, their parents and volunteers.
According to Ms. Natanell Francis, R.O.C’s Tour Co-ordinator “There is always an element of surprise with our tours because we never advertise who the Celeb speaker will be. We try to keep it interesting and present these young minds with speakers from different professional backgrounds.”
Last year’s tour was supported by International Footballer Bibi Gardener, Reggae musician Tarrus Riley, Journalist and Radio Host Leighton Levy as well as Financial Advisor Mrs. Natoya Morrison.
The R.O.C. “Stand For Something” School Tour commences on May 13th and continues through June 14th.