We're excited to announce that we'll be kicking off our blog with guest blogger Kim Heiter. Kim is an Elementary school teacher based in Jersey CIty, NJ, who will be travelling to Jamaica next month to work for two weeks with the students of Bigwoods Primary School. After working hard all year, Kim is giving up the first two weeks of her summer vacation to work, unpaid, at Bigwoods, and we are so grateful to her. Kim is also raising money to cover the cost of her accomodation and a very necessary car rental. If you can help her out, please check out her page at GoFundMe; http://www.gofundme.com/kim_jamaicaproject
Bigwoods Primary currently has three teachers, including the principal, to teach six grades of school. When asked if he could use another teacher for June, Mr. Mitchell, the principal, described himself as 'elated' at the idea of receiving some much-needed help.
As well as teaching, tutoring and conducting extra-curricular activities, Kim will be blogging her adventures both in and out of school, right here at The Jamaica Project. We can't wait to see how she gets on!