Across the world we're working through exceptional and challenged times. That is why, with deep sadness, we have taken the difficult decision of postponing the Boys in Education Week planned to take place on May 4-8, 2020 at the Terranova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. We're aware of the importante of this event for many of our students, teachers, parents and partners, but the health and well-being of everyone engaged with our programmes and services in Jamaica are our top priority.
Any relevant information will be shared with you all at the right time. Many thanks for your undertanding and please take care.
The British Council will be presenting our fourth annual Boys In Education Week from 04-07 May 2020, under the theme: The Changemakers!. Since it's inception in 2017, we have had the support of major stakeholders such as UNESCO and the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation, who share our commitment to youth development in Jamaica.
Each year, we bring the key stakeholders who play a role in the development of boys to the table - parents, teachers, policy-makers and the government - to share ideas and best practices on how we can gradually increase the number of boys who perform well at the primary and secondary levels of the education system. This is supported by providing an opportunity for our male students (grades 5-9) to highlight the challenges and opportunities in their school life. Simultaneously, we brought parents, teachers and policy-influencing stakeholders to the table to engage each other in a meaningful way and discuss challenges, opportunities and possible solutions to address boys’ learning, motivation, and engagement with their schooling, and consequently to improve levels of academic achievement and personal and socio-economic development.