To promote intrinsic – motivation in students including young adults and advance partnership among parents, schools and the community.S
- Motivational Speaking
- Children’s School Holiday Programmes
- Conferencing with parents
- Counselling – Children’s Legal Education Entitlement
- Professional Development Conferences for Teachers
- School Visits
At a Glance:
My circumstances greatly affected my early education attainment and at age fourteen I still could not read and was deemed unable to cope with main stream education. My mother also could not read as she came from a background when, at that time, the girls were not sent to school. Although my father could have read, from hind sight, I believe that he himself did not know how to assist me. However, their moral support became one of the most powerful contributions to my education journey. They were able to inspire intrinsic- motivation within me. It took me quite a while longer to be able to read but once I had gone over that stepping stone, my quest for learning took on a galloping leap. I suppose this is why I am such a strong supporter of parental involvement.
Presently, I reside between London and the island of Trinidad and Tobago, my native land. As a matter of fact, it was in London that I wrote my first book, I’M THINKING… It was at this time that I fully understood the power of the present. I found it a very powerful place to be and I believe that it is from this strategic point one has the muscle to influence the future. For the important thing is not where has been nor where one is at the moment but where one is heading and the structure he or she puts in place to get there. This is why one of my favourite poems in my collection, I’M THINKING… is Papa’s Champion Race… We are winners because we were born. Sadly, there are some, whom like I once did, feel that they are failures when in fact there are so much more slumbering potentials within.
It is not my practice to list my achievements, for those accomplishments are not as important as the lessons I have learnt through my struggles. I take the opportunity to let you know that my second book, Trees Grow Over Fences was recently released. This is a story that tells about my education journey.
I leave you with this quote from Colin Powell:
There is no secret to success.
It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.Colin Powell
What a fortified house of clay
With dreaming plants and towering shrubs
Among which lay heaps of fertile soil,
Where sleeping seedlings with giant yawns have awaken
And now the time has come
When the weeds and stones must now give way,
And the sun and moon emerge to applaud the long awaited day.