With an average of 93% in the recent GSAT sitting, Jada-Marie heads to the Ardenne High School in September. This dancing Math lover dreams of being a surgeon. She is inspired by the words of Nelson Mandela when he said,”Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In her own words, EduFocal has helped her to bring her philosophy to life. While acknowledging how EduFocal has changed the lives of students preparing for GSAT and CSEC, she finds that it has changed her own life.
“When I started grade 6, I disliked Science very much. I started to use EduFocal as part of my GSAT preparations,especially for Science. I noticed that my interest and knowledge of this subject grew more and more each day as I utilized the resources that were made available to me. After using EduFocal, Science became like second nature. I am now a more rounded student, having a better understanding of all my subject areas.”
Have a look at this world changer’s dream for Jamaica:
“It’s my hope that Jamaica will become a better place. I would like to see us export more and import less so that we can reduce our debts. Also, I would like to see more programs like EduFocal being introduced to assist students to prepare for exams so that they can perform better in school and not turn to crime. This will help to lower our crime rate. I would also like the government to improve our road not just in tourist areas but in rural and urban residential areas. In addition to this, I would like for there to be more job opportunities for persons to become gainfully employed. Finally, I would like us as a country to take greater pride in our surroundings and reduce pollution by property disposing of garbage and waste.”
Matthew, 12, is a sports enthusiast. He enjoys football, cricket and track & field. He has his eyes set on becoming an engineer and professional athlete and will be heading to Calabar High School with these goals in mind. He finds that EduFocal has challenged him to strive for the top position making him one of the 2016 EduFocal Excellence Awardees.
His dream for Jamaica is for it to be the country with the highest economic growth.
Jo-Anna Martinez, 11, lives by the philosophy, “Hard work brings success”. That hard work has paid off as she makes her way to Wolmer’s Girls’ School in September. This aspiring paediatrician attributes her success to practice she got while using EduFocal. This she found both challenging and exciting. While at George Headley Primary School she was a member of the quiz team and a prefect. Her favourite subject is Science.
Here is her dream for Jamaica:
My dream is for the crime and violence to cease as it affects children in different aspects of their life. To expound on this is:
(a) death in the family or some of our peers being murdered by family members or strangers
(b) robbery by strangers
(c) rape by a family member or close family friend or strangers
Children are the future of tomorrow and without us there will be no tomorrow.