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In-School Productivity Campaign | Leading by doing

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Sashelle Gooden

At the Jamaica Productivity Centre, we recognise that even though we have a mandate to inculcate a productivity culture nationally, we must speak about it and demonstrate it differently, depending on our target audience, since one shoe does not fit all. Having a Productivity Club within schools is one of the strategies that the centre has introduced, with the pilot club being at the Immaculate Conception High School.

The Productivity Club has newly been installed and has started meeting since January 2018. The club is led by the students, and the main activities to be undertaken are also decided by them. Giving our youth this level of autonomy helps them to develop a level of responsibility and consciousness of their environment. They get an opportunity to identify gaps and prescribe and implement ways to bridge them. The Jamaica Productivity Centre endeavours to lend support and guidance, where necessary, to ensure the success and incremental growth of the club.

Today, we allow one of the student leaders of the club to express her views on the necessity of instituting the in-school Productivity Club.

- Sashelle Gooden is a senior communication specialist at the Jamaica Productivity Centre