All I want for Christmas is ...
Children from several inner-city communities across the Corporate Area were asked to say what they wanted for Christmas. Here's what they had to say.
Allman Town, Kingston
(1) Oshawne Stennett - 13
"I would really love to get a notebook (computer) for my Christmas because the money is hard to find sometimes to go to the Internet café. I also find it very challenging to get assignments done. For subjects such as social studies and science, you must do a lot of research, so I would greatly appreciate some assistance."
(2) Danisha Miller - 2
I would love to get a tablet to play games.
(3) Shenelle Gayle - 10
"For my Christmas, I would like to get a laptop to help me with my homework because I want to advance myself, especially because I will be doing GSAT (Grade Six Achievement Test) soon."
(4) Justin Henry - 13
"I would really like to get a tablet so that I can do my homework. I have always wanted one, but because my family cannot afford it, I will just have to wait."
(5) Orlando Weise - 4
"I want a tablet to play games and to do my homework."
Denham Town, Kingston
(1) Twan Burgess - 8
"I want a tablet for my Christmas. A (building) block drop pon mi foot last week and I can't go to school, so a tablet would make me very happy."
(2) Shantae Panton - 15
"I am currently in grade nine and I have a lot of books, so I would love a tablet for my Christmas. My room is very small and it becomes overcrowded sometimes. Another problem is that the books are very heavy on my back, so I would love to get something that would make things easier for me."
(3) Deon Blanchette - 5
"I want a dolly and ice cream because last week was my birthday and I didn't get anything, so I want to have something to remember."
(4) Chad McDougall - 13
"Sometimes I get very bored around here (his community), so I would want a tablet to play with."
(5) Rajay Cameron - 16
"I hope I will able to get a tablet to do my work and assist me in enhancing myself as a student."