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Sub-Grantee: Project Title:

St. Patrick's Foundation

Educational &Training Programme Enhancement and Development

Status U p d a t e The program is now limited t o the 3.Margaret's Center. which now has 261 students ( 9 8 G and 163 0)attending full time. Seven new students were admitted. The remedial classes have been re-organized t o beiter accommodate the learning requirements for those who will sit the Technical Entrance and Grade Nine kchievemeti? Tests in June.

The Mico Diagnostic Test was applied t o 198 studen+s (76%of the total population) and only 11.1% were graded a t t r a d e 6.A whopping 40.4%were graded a t Primer or Pre-Primer, with 25.3%a t Grades 1 and 2, and the remaining 23.2% a t t r a d e s 3 t o 5. These scores exemplify the enormity ofthe task ahead.

SPF teachers attended training In Floral Arranging and Draper/ making, as well as the UAP Theatrics in Teaching workshop. These training are t o be used in upgrading the skills and achievements ofthe students. The computer center is being made more user Hendiy, and additional software have been procured t o enhance the literacy classes.

The Breakfast and Lunch programs continue t o be mainly responsiblefor improved attendance and punctualitya t the Center.

The Activity Day, recently instituted on Tuesdays, has seen the students selecting t o participate in areas of interest t o them, including floral arranging. Home Economics. Computer applications, Art & Craft, Wood Craft and Drama. Pions are also afoot t o re-start the Out-of-School Remedial Reading program, for two hours each afternoon.

A significant proportion of the students are expected t o graduate In June, and a recruitment drive will be put in place t o register a t least one hundred and frfty more students for thenext school year.

Quarterly Report Status Summary

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