So, the deed is done; the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project (August 12th to 16th 2013) has come and gone. I asked the participants (14 young people aged between 9 and 19) to evaluate and this is what they said.
Q. What would you say to the sponsors of the JSYWP?
“(You) sponsored something good and it was a good cause”
“The camp was a good use of one week of my vacation. I wish it was longer and I
would come again”
“Thank you for your help”
“The camp was fun and educational at the same time and I am lucky to be a part of this camp”
“If you’re funding Ms Hillhouse, you’re helping me and the other participants to become writers, artists, authors or whatever fits the head. Thank you oh so very much”
“I would sincerely like to thank the sponsors of this camp for not only giving me, but also the other participants a chance to be a part of something so great. It was truly a help to me and this experience inspired / encouraged me to continue writing as well as share my writing with others. I acknowledge that this experience could not have been possible without them and I would like to thank them very much. I do hope that if possible, they could continue to make projects like this a success.”
“You helped me on my path to being a writer. Thank you so much and I’d like to return next year. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you”
“Thanks a million for making this camp possible and investing in the future writers!”
*with photos by Kurne Williams for Silston Library
*Tuition sponsors of the JSYWP were: Anonymous, Brenda Lee Browne, Caribbean Water Treatment, Dr. Jillia Bird, Paperclips, Sanhall Trademarks Ltd., Shirley Heights Lookout, and Townhouse Mega Store.
*The following also provided patronage and/or assistance: The Best of Books, Koren Norton, Charmaine Thomas, Silston Library, St. John’s Cooperative Credit Union, Carol Mitchell, and Marie Elena John.
*Read Parts 1 (Why did you apply to do the JSYWP), 2 (What did you gain from the JSYWP), 3 (What was your favourite part of the JSYWP), and 4 (Would you recommend the JSYWP to others). Also here’s a vid I posted of the experience.