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Jamaican school among world’s top 10 selected as best for overcoming adversity by International Education Association

T4 Education has included Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St. Ann in its list of top 10 awards for the best schools in the world in the “Overcoming Adversity” category. Director of Marcus Garvey Technical, Anniona Jones, explained that the Overcoming Adversity category award is given to recognize schools that, while facing challenges, support and develop children with social skills. emotional skills they need to ensure their personal growth and the betterment of their lives. the school as a community. T4Education is an international organization dedicated to providing the tools, initiatives and events teachers need to improve education.

Marcus Garvey Technical has successfully shed the label of a “failed school” at a school that has set records in the number of CSEC exam passes. According to Principal Jones, making the shortlist for the Top 10 Overcoming Adversity category represents a major achievement for Marcus Garvey’s team, which has shown “great courage and resilience”. She added that the school is “thrilled” to have the chance to inspire other schools around the world who may also face serious challenges and obstacles.

Vikas Pota, the founder and CEO of T4 Education, sent a letter to Jamaica’s Minister of Education, Faval Williams, writing that the Best School in the World awards recognize schools in which principals, teachers and communities are demonstrating exemplary leadership and innovation to improve student education during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Marcus Garvey Technical will now take part in Global Education Week in October 2022. It will be the largest international online celebration in the world.

The event will be held under the auspices of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme. A total of US$250,000 in total prizes will be presented. The winning school in each of the five categories will receive US$50,000 to dedicate to its ongoing efforts to improve and strengthen its schools and communities. In addition to Marcus Garvey Technical, the top 10 list includes schools from Australia, India, Malaysia and mainland Africa.

Photo – Marcus Garvey Technical High School