Halls Of Learning
  • It was hard to begin......and decide where to start, so i chose to start now. Now, we approach the 8th weekend of our work in Jones Town. Since Oct 1, 2005, we have been renting a classroom in the hardly used building of the Jones Town Agency for Change. For 2-3 hours on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 middle school students meet in preparation for the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition in http://www.playingatlearning.org/...
  • Struck by the people and images encountered through our work in Jones Town, we share with you a photo essay and inspired poetry both titled,  Inside Jamaica: Each day we pass these faces Living in their confined spaces Sometimes surrounded by waste Most of them growing with the taste Of sufferation and despair And then add violence, gunshots ring through the air But still hardworking and full of pride So even in their eyes, they cannot hide The feigning of hope ...
  • In a press conference at the Jones Town Agency for Change, Scotiabank announces their support for Jamaica's first Innercity Robotics Team. Newspaper reports are carried in both the Gleaner and Observer, news items are broadcast on both TVJ and CVM-TV, with a feature shown on Jamaica's 24-hour news station, JNN, about the robotics programme in Jones Town.
  • On a cold and rainy day in San Jose, Jamaica and the Caribbean's sole representative at the Northern California FIRST LEGO League arrived to compete with the top 64 teams in the state. After 3 rounds of robot missions in the morning segment, their highest score of 117 was not sufficient to rank. Dejected and disappointed, they did not know ...