Applications taken for JCA

Applications
are being accepted by dms for the 2010 Joanna Clarke Excellence in Education
Award and the newly created Joanna Clarke Scholarship Fund.

They
will be accepted through 1 April.

Applications
are being circulated throughout Cayman Islands’ schools and are available at
the award website www.joannaclarke.ky. Those eligible for consideration
include teachers, students, parent teacher associations and schools.

The
JCA criteria are:

Contribute
to and promote excellence in education in the Cayman Islands

Be
sustainable and measurable

Contribute
to increased parental and/or community involvement in education

Be
affiliated with a reputable educational institution or organization

Demonstrate
a proven history in successful education projects and/or teaching

Contingency
for leadership

Previous
recipients of the JCA include last year’s winner, the N.C.V.O.’s Nadine Andreas
Residential Foster Home for its Accessing Computer Aided Learning programme and
runner-up – Cayman Islands Scout Association for Cayman Islands Scout Band. The
2008 recipient was John Gray High School for its “Blueprint for Literacy”
initiative which aimed to ensure that all high school students, upon
graduation, will be able to perform at their grade levels and pass at least
four external exams. The 2007 recipient was Savannah Primary School PTA, which
used the funding to pay for new playground equipment.

The
JCA Committee will carefully review all applications submitted, and if several
worthy projects are identified, they may provide grants to multiple
organizations up to $12,000 KYD in total. Recognizing the importance of private
sector support for education, dms introduced the award to honour Ms. Clarke in
2006, and publicly acknowledge the efforts of all persons and organizations
that contribute to education in the Cayman Islands.

For further information and to obtain an
application contact Tara Tvedt-Pearson, dms Organization Ltd. Project
Coordinator, at 749-2407 or [email protected].