LMH Publishing Ltd. is reportedly in the process of doing a compilation of stories and other literary works, written by Jamaicans aged six to 12 from two inner-city communities (March Pen and Bucknor in St. Catherine).
The content for the publication was derived from the output of young writers who participated in a workshop from July 18 to 28, a workshop that sought to unearth and inspire writing talent in the children in this age cohort. Pieces produced included poems, short stories and essays, under the tutelage of literature teachers who were hired by the Inner City Basic Services Project (ICBSP) of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to support youth education and recreation (YER).
YER component is aimed at providing educational support to improve academic programmes and perceptions of self among students who are performing below grade level. Done in collaboration with the March Pen and Bucknor Benevolent Societies, the workshop coordinators partnered with LMH Publishing, which has agreed to publicise the works that the children produced. Income generated will be used to provide educational support for the participants.