Tuesday, 28 April 2009

JA company book programme supports literacy goals

Title: Jamalco book programme supports literacy goals
Source: Jamaica Gleaner
Date Published: Sunday | April 12, 2009
URL: http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090412/arts/arts4.html

Jamalco has been commended by the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) for its ongoing investment in Jamaica's education system through its continued donation of books to educational institutions islandwide.

The commendations came at a ceremony to mark the 28th anniversary of the Jamalco book programme and the start of the 2009 book drive at the Clarendon-based bauxite/alumina refinery, on Wednesday, April 8.

The book project has been organised by Jamalco since 1981 to assist educational institutions in acquiring supplemental textbooks for their libraries and for classroom use.


An article reporting on an anniversary event for Jamalco, with comments about the company's book programmes and how useful it has been to the national literacy and reading development. The article demonstrates that the company has been involved in and is committed to national book distribution for Jamaica on a non-profit basis. Comments reveal that Jamalco's work in national book distribution has benefited educational establishments and libraries in particular.

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