After 20 years in operation, the Peace and Love in Society (PALS) Jamaica initiative is still trying to get peace management and conflict resolution established as an integral part of school curricula islandwide.
Despite regular reports of deadly attacks among children in schools, there is no policy governing conflict-resolution education for schools.
Fifty grade-four students at the St Alban's Primary School were provided with well-needed resources to aid in the development of their literacy skills.
The recipients, all boys who were selected based on a needs basis, were each presented with literacy skills textbooks to assist with their preparation for the Grade 4 Literacy Test.
"We are a team living by the motto 'Doing our best to be the best'," were the words of the principal of Providence Kindergarten Preparatory School in Lyssons, St Thomas, Franklyn Holness, as he spoke about the academic prowess of the institution.
The school is ranked as one of the best of its kind in both the parish and across the region, for several years.
Kesha Russell has been acting principal at Iona Preparatory School in Tower Isle, St Mary, since September 2013.
She believes the strategies implemented by her predecessor, Novelette Brown, help the students achieve GSAT results that are higher than the national average.