JIS - The Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) will host a Power Breakfast on September 8, in commemoration of International Literacy Day.

Addressing a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, Special Projects Manager, Workplace and Community, at the JFLL, Janet Allen, said the theme for the Power Breakfast is ‘JFLL Creating Learning Cities through Community Education and Development Intervention’.

She explained that the breakfast is specifically planned to coincide with International Literacy Day, in an effort to promote the work of the JFLL, to foster collaboration and provide an opportunity for partnership and sponsorship.

“This will allow the JFLL to interact directly with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and members of the donor community to strengthen existing partnerships and establish new and long-lasting ones,” Mrs. Allen said.

She added that the JFLL will also use the event to highlight its achievements since the implementation of its flagship High School Diploma Equivalency (HSDE) programme in 2014.
The programme covers basic literacy and numeracy up to the level of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). It is available to adult learners across 34 Adult Education Centres islandwide, as well as through its Workplace and Community Unit, which collaborates with governmental and non-governmental organisations to support workforce productivity and community transformation.

Objectives of the breakfast are to heighten awareness of the work of the JFLL; to promote increased involvement in community development and other JFLL activities; to coalesce participating entities around the promotion of the JFLL philosophy of lifelong learning and to forge new strategic partnerships between JFLL and local and international donor agencies.

Keynote speaker is expected to be Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid.

Judith Hunter