BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENTS and BOOK DRIVE
Based on our experience and information received from teachers, one of the main factors contributing to the poor academic performance of students from inner city communities is that the students do not have the required text books and basic school supplies. The Ministry of Education provides only the basic text books and although this does help tremendously, there is a problem specifically for Grade 4 students. It is very critical to them as it determines how well they do in the Grade 4 literacy test and consequently GSAT. Rise to Education seeks to provide most, if not all, of the required text books, notebooks, backpacks and other school supplies. From the establishment of the organization, there has only been one End of year treat, hosted in Parade Gardens where along with them, Brown's Town benefited from our efforts.