Published: Tuesday | December 24, 2013 Comments 0

Having a desire to explore different cultures of the world, Dajra-Ann Clarke's wish for Christmas is to travel to the United States of America.

"I really wish I could go to America for my Christmas. I want to get out of the environment and be exposed to something else and experience other parts of the world," said the 12-year-old.

Clarke, who resides in Arnett Gardens in Kingston, explained that she has a passion for learning and grabs any opportunity to do so.

"I always try to do my best in school and any other area of my life. Any chance I get to learn more, I go at it. I want this Christmas to be different," she said.

The Gleaner visited some communities to find out what are some of the items on children's wish list this Christmas.

Four-year-old Daniel Smith, who resides on North Street, downtown Kingston, was overjoyed when The Gleaner spoke with her.

"I love Christmas and I want a dolly," she shouted while hiding her face.

Travane Aitken's wish for a game this Christmas, is not just for entertainment.

"Sometimes life can be so rough and confusing, so having a game gives me comfort and keeps me out of trouble," he told The Gleaner at his house in Arnett Gardens.

Shawn Myrie, who hails from Regent Street, Denham Town in Kingston, says he hopes to get a toy car for Christmas.

"I wish I could get a toy car to play with. I love to play and I like the remote part of it," said the nine-year-old student of the Holy Family Primary and Infant School.

Eight-year-old Dante Smith from Denham Town is hoping he can get a computer and a tablet for Christmas.

"If I get a computer or tablet it would help me with getting my homework done," said Smith.

"A lot of the things that we get for homework, you have to use the Internet. I also want to play games on my tablet," he said with a chuckle.

Shamara Jennings, who is 11 year old, said that she hopes she will be able to get a new television set for Christmas.

"Just last night (last Wednesday), my TV broke down, so I would love to get one for my Christmas so I can know what is happening in Jamaica," she said.

Rossano Lewis, who lives in Spanish Town, St Catherine, wants a bicycle his Christmas.

"I want a bicycle and I hope I can get one because it has always been my wish," he said.

At four years old, Ramon Davis from Arnett Gardens already recognises the importance of a sound education and his simple wish for Christmas is a book.

"I want a book to read," he said. Davis says his hope is to do well in school.

"I want this Christmas to be fun but I want to be on top in school and do my best," said Davis.

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