Literacy Teaching Standard:
Activities for this component will be programmed based on the resultsof JAMAL's research with NGOs. JAMAL, dependent upon government funding, will not be able to scheduletraining sessionsuntil their final budget is approved, hopefully in April. JAMAL will inform the UAP when training schedulescan be programmed. The UAP, in turn, will coordmate dates, and locations of the training programs with NGO participants.
Conduct Final Observation Tour:
Responseswere received from FAVNCA indicating the progress which had been made since January on
Communication continued with several UAP responses being prepared and faxed back. The
dates for the travel have been set for May 7-20,2000. Agendas have been set, budgets prepared and negotiated, hotel reservationsplaced, transportationacquired, and payment terms agreed to. All the documents were put together in a memo and sent to Loretta Johnston, for DAIArlington action. A memorandumwas prepared and issued to the sevenNGOs still to participate in the ObservationTour. memo requested their nominees by March 15. We received the names of the nominees, and have
forwarded them to DA Arlington and to FAVNCA. Clarifications on the desired content of the visit, and elaborationson the proposed participants, were provided over the phone to Mark Fontaine, FAVNCA volunteer, who is coordinatingthe visit in Miami. A contract or purchase order fiom DA to FAVNCA is expected to be issued shortly to tie down all arrangements. In the meantime, candidateswill be meeting with USAID in April to initiate completionof the required paperwork
DevelopmentTraining for NGO Staff,
.. Computer A review of 1999 Computer Training courseswas completed, yielding the following information:
Thirty persons have completed training in thirty four courses Seven persons have registered but have not completed courses Six persons need to register for courses in order to completeprogram packages Twenty one persons have indicated interest but have not yet registered for courses Threepersons who registered for courses are no longer employedto the NGOs UAP has concluded all programming with both the NGO staff and the computertraining providers in Kingston and in Montego Bay regarding scheduling of courses for 2000. A serviceprovider, Tele- Electronics, has been identified and contractedto offer training for selected WSUC staff. A reconciliation of courses taken and funds provided to the training instituteshas been carried out by the UAP. . . . . .
Workshops & Forums; Development AssociatesInc. implemented a workshop on Theatricsin Teachingat the Philip Sherlock Centrefor Creative Arts, the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), between February 29 and March 2,2000, for staff of NGOs participating in the Uplifting Adolescents Project (UAP).