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ROC School Tour continues primary focus

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 12:00 AM
File Cherine Anderson (right) engages a girl in a game of hopscotch at Sunday's ROC Kids Fest, held on Sunday at 5 Keesing Avenue, St Andrew.
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The Reach One Child (ROC) Foundation, founded and led by entertainer Cherine, and Patrick Lindsay, has begun its fourth annual ROC School Tour under the theme Stand 4 Something.

The ROC team will visit seven primary schools between January 28 and March 31. Participating institutions are Port Royal, Clan Carthy , Holy Rosary, Norman Gardens, Rollington Town, St George's Girls and St Aloysius primary schools.

The Stand 4 Something school tour aims to motivate and empower students at the primary level through various team-building and leadership activities, as well as discussion groups. Cherine said, "Our mission with the school tour is to inspire these young students to become positive agents of change in their schools and communities while fulfilling their academic potential."

Over the past three years, the tour has reached approximately 5,000 students in more than 20 primary schools across the island. It has garnered support from professionals in areas such as medicine, entertainment, business, law, sports, engineering and media, who serve as motivational speakers for the programme and continue to be an invaluable resource to the students.

Additionally, the tour has been the catalyst for the ROC Scholarship Programme, which provides students who have taken the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) with tuition, textbooks, school supplies and, in some cases, uniforms throughout high school.

The ROC "Stand 4 Something School Tour is made possible by the directors of the ROC Foundation, with additional support from US based company Goodeye Development Group LLC , Cherine TV and ROC.iT Youth magazine.