Eight of the fifteen finalists of the Miss Jamaica World 2016 pageant braved the threat of Tropical Storm Earl yesterday (August 2, 2016) and visited the Trench Town Reading Centre in South St. Andrew. The Miss Jamaica contestants read with the children and mentored them.
The event was facilitated through a partnership between the Miss Jamaica Beauty with a Purpose project and Shashamane Sunrise, an international charity organization which assist children with their education programmes in several countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Haiti, Trinidad and Jamaica.
Each child was paired with one of the contestants for their reading exercise. Special attention was paid to the pronunciation of words.
The Trench Town Reading Centre is operated by the Agency for Inner-city Renewal (AIR), which is operated by Dr. Henley Morgan.