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Support sought for parenting math pilot project

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 10:00 AM

Private sector support is being sought for the Parenting Math Pilot project being coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

The project, which seeks to increase the parent and child's interaction with mathematics in an effort to drive interest and confidence in the subject, will use the assistance given as incentive for the more than 1,500 families participating in the project. Consultant from the Southern Methodist University, in the United States, Professor Leanne Ketterlin Geller, speaking at a JIS 'Think Tank' recently, said that parents participating in the programme will also be provided with incentives through Food For The Poor, to recognise their efforts.

Additionally, the consultants working on the project will be bringing in materials and resources that are designed and intended to help children understand the concepts of mathematics. The two-year pilot project, which started with a feasibility study in St Elizabeth in September 2015, will end in 2017. The US$500,000 project is being done in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Japanese High Commission.

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