Dyslexia effort
has raised $1,500

The Red Bay Primary School Dyslexia Initiative is progressing well and is continuing to receive generous donations from a variety of organizations and individuals throughout Cayman, according to Wayne Roberts, a teacher who is spearheading the programme.

“In total, we have raised almost CI$1,500 so far, which has enabled four teachers to begin the Certificate in Teaching Children with Dyslexia qualification,” he said.

Specialist software and resources have also been bought with the assistance of the Red Bay Primary School PTA.

“Our hope is that we will raise enough money to be able to enrol 12 teachers on the training course, and that we will be able to screen every new student in school from September 2011 for any potential obstacles to their learning,” Mr. Roberts said.

“We are already using our newly acquired skills and specialist resources to identify areas of specific learning difficulty among some of our students, and will use this information as we help them to achieve their academic potential,” he said.

Mr. Roberts extended thanks to their sponsors, who include NetPost, Caledonian Group, Bodden and Bodden Attorneys-at-Law and the Health Services Authority Information Systems team.

People interested in helping the children at Red Bay Primary School can email [email protected] for further details, or call the school at 947.6333.