Adult Computer Literacy Programme (ACLP)
Seeking to promote self-reliance and empowerment, Liberty Hall offers an Adult Computer Literacy Programme. Through this programme we provide training in basic computer skills, resume and cover letter writing, and navigating numerous internet applications. Also, provide practical skills training to enrich the lives of Jamaicans.
Each cohort runs for eighteen (18) weeks and students are required to attend a minimum of two sessions weekly.
Registration: JM $500 (non-refundable) | Cost per class: JM $300
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Garvey After-School Programme
Liberty Hall’s After-School Programme emerged in response to a demand, from the community, for spaces where children between the ages seven (7) to seventeen (17) could get help with their homework. Members of staff initially started with a small group of children and over time expanded the programme’s curriculum to provide Literacy Training, Mathematics, Art and Craft, and Computer classes throughout the school year on week days.
We charge students a nominal fee of $20 per day; they can utilise the internet free of cost; printing and scanning attract additional charges.
Reading Competitions target children’s reading and comprehension skills while providing opportunities for teachers to determine and measure children’s literacy levels.
We also host presentations to enhance student engagement. Over the years, guest speakers presented on topics such as Children’s Rights, Dental Hygiene and Children’s contribution to society. Through our outreach, we aim to inspire, excite and instil positive notions of black self-identity among children from the surrounding communities. This effort would not be possible without the help of volunteers from institutions such as UTECH and Excelsior Community College.
Summer Arts Programme
Community intervention through the arts and children’s programmes has been a key part of Liberty Hall’s outreach to the wider community. Since starting in 2005, Liberty Hall has held several Summer Arts Programmes catering to children living in the wider community.
We chose art as a forum to encourage children to express themselves, to engage difficult questions around race and identity while providing opportunities to engage the philosophy and opinions of Marcus Garvey. The art work in our garden, Mosaic of Marcus Garvey and the Love Lane mural were all created by children in Liberty Hall’s Summer Art Programme.
The Summer Art Programme takes place from July to August every year. Liberty Hall, with the help of professional and student artists, exposes the children to various visual and performing art techniques from painting, drawing and sculpting to drama and music.
Over the years we have received help from volunteers and sponsors. Liberty Hall depends on the help of public to continue our programmes. Call us to find out about how you can contribute to our outreach programmes.