Do Good Jamaica


Opportunities To Volunteer And Attend

Do Good Jamaica and Kingston Book Festival

Event Type

  • Public Awareness

Location: Emancipation Park
Start: Mar 17, 2012, 10:00 AM
End: Mar 17, 2012, 6:00 PM
Status: Confirmed
Contact: Deika Morrison
Phone: 970.4108

Come out and participate in the

Do Good Jamaica/Kingston Book Festival


A joint initiative of Do Good Jamaica and Book Industry Association of Jamaica

Find out about Jamaica's leading foundations and NGOs.  

Hear leading authors, see books, buy books!

DIGICEL Wifi Hotpot for the day! 

FREE Activities For Kids!

Appearance By

Sesame Street  Walk Around Characters in conjunction with Beaches  



arts and crafts by El Centro, robotics by Lego Yuh Mind Jrs., puppet making/recycling by DGMT

and, of course, readings!


Support Crayons Count! - an innovative camapign to support Early Childhood Education endorsed by the Early Childhood Commission.  We are collecting items to put in learning kits for all basic school across Jamaica in time for back to school.  A Golden Jubilee Project.  


Together we can shape a generation!

Bring to Emancipation Park any or all of the following:

books for kids under 8,              non-toxic crayons,                puppets,                 packs of paper,                          non-toxic play dough,            kids scissors,         balls,                                         sets of blocks -  123/abc and building,                            non-toxic kids paint,                  kids paintbrushes,               non-toxic glue stickskids puzzles with the big pieces for kids under 8,                  manipulatives

Also bring crayon bits to recycle!  

Main Stage Schedule and Select Children’s Activities

Donor Photo Opportunities ALL Day In The Crayons Count! Tent


10:00 am                                            FESTIVAL OPENS!  Visit all exhibitors and come to Kid's Section

10:30am – 11:00am           Sezi Sings Alphabet with the Kids                                      SUPREME KIDS’ TENT

11:00am – 11:30am           Salvation Army Band                                                          MAIN STAGE
11:00am – 11:30am           Gleaner Children’s Own Treasure Hunt                              Assemble at MAIN STAGE
11:00am – 11:30am         Interactive Sessions on Infant Brain Development  CONNECT WITH YOUR BABY TENT
11:30am – 12:00pm          Sezi Sings Alphabet with the Kids                                      SUPREME KIDS’ TENT
11:30am – 11:45am           Photo Opportunities with Clifford the Big Red Dog            BOOK MERCHANT TENT
12:00pm – 12:30pm           Colour Your Thoughts                                                         SUPREME KIDS’ TENT
12:00pm – 12:30pm          Ring Games with Lorna Fraser                                            LEGO YUH MIND TENT 
12:30pm – 1:00pm             Storytelling with Denise Graham                                         SUPREME KIDS’ TENT
12:30pm – 1:00pm             Sing-along with Rosina Moder                                             LEGO YUH MIND TENT
12:00pm – 1:00pm             Tribute to the Greats                                                           MAIN STAGE
Featuring the work of Miss Lou, Trevor Rhone, Michael Thelwell and Vic Reid
Special performance by the Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artists.
1:00pm – 1:30pm    Interactive Sessions on Infant Brain Development           CONNECT WITH YOUR BABY TENT
1:00pm – 2:00pm            Our History, Our Heroes                                                         MAIN STAGE
Featuring books about Marcus Garvey and Sam Sharpe, works by former Prime Ministers Michael Manley and Edward Seaga as well as Rebecca Tortello’s Pieces of the Past and Valerie Wint’s The Longer Run.
1:00pm – 2:00pm            Robotics with Lego Yuh Mind/Halls of Learning                      LEGO YUH MIND TENT 
1:15pm – 1:30pm           Photo Opportunities with Sesame Street Characters       SANDALS FOUNDATION TENT
1:30pm – 2:00pm           Super Grover Debut                                                                SUPREME KIDS’ TENT
2:00pm – 4:00pm          Children’s Readings and Performances                                    MAIN STAGE
Other children’s readings take place throughout the day at publisher and bookseller tents.
Sesame Street Walk Around Characters
2:00pm – 2:30pm           Story time with Elmo
2:30pm – 3:00pm           Dance with Zoey
3:00pm – 4:00pm           Jamaican Storytelling                                                              MAIN STAGE
Featuring classic Jamaican children’s tales by Sir Philip Sherlock and Linda Gambrill as well as new Jamaican favourites by Diane Browne, Jana Bent, Kellie Magnus and child author, Joel McGowan.
3:00pm – 6:00pm           Arts and Crafts with El Centro                                                SUPREME KIDS’ TENT
3:00pm – 6:00pm           Puppet Making with DGMT                                                      SUPREME KIDS’ TENT
3:00pm – 3:30pm        Interactive Sessions on Infant Brain Development        CONNECT WITH YOUR BABY TENT
3:15pm – 4:15pm           Robotics with Lego Yuh Mind/Halls of Learning                       LEGO YUH MIND TENT 
4:00pm – 5:00pm           Jamaican Authors on the World Stage                                    MAIN STAGE
Featuring the work of Claude McKay, Anthony Winkler, Olive Senior, Andrea Levy and Malcolm Gladwell. 
Special appearances by Mervyn Morris, Sheldon Shepherd and Karen Harriott.
4:30pm – 4:45pm           Photo Opportunities with Clifford the Big Red Dog                BOOK MERCHANT TENT
4:30pm – 5:30pm           Robotics with Lego Yuh Mind/Halls of Learning                       LEGO YUH MIND TENT 
5:00pm – 5:30pm           Interactive Sessions on Infant Brain Development     CONNECT WITH YOUR BABY TENT
5:00pm – 6:00pm           New Day, New Voices                                                             MAIN STAGE
Featuring the work of Colin Channer, Marlon James, Robert Lalah, Kei Miller, Kevin O’Brien Chang and Amina Blackwood Meeks.




It's a long, long list!  More than 50 writers, publishers, booksellers, NGOs, foundations and companies will share their work in Emancipation Park next Saturday. Tons of free activities for children. Discounts and special promotions from booksellers.  Come out and bring a donation for Crayons Count too! :)


Here's who will be there:


Foundations & Corporations

Camara Jamaica Foundation

Do Good Jamaica

Digicel Foundation

Environmental Foundation of Jamaica

JNBS Foundation

Mutual Building Society Foundation

National Baking Company


Sandals Foundation


Affiliated Entities & NGOs

Bazba Theatrical Players

Connect with your Baby


Corporate Services Associates

Dudley Grant Memorial Trust

Early Childhood Commission

El Centro

Global Institute for Freedom, Transformation and Enlightenment

Halls of Learning/Lego Yuh Mind

Independent Voyces

Institute of Jamaica


Jamaica Cosmetic Dental Services

Jamaica Library Service

Jamaica Social Investment Fund


Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring

Ministry of Education

National Library of Jamaica

Salvation Army Band

Women’s Media Watch


Publishers & Booksellers

Bala Press

Bludums Publications

Blue Moon Publishing

Book Industry Association of Jamaica

Book Merchant

Bryan’s Bookstore

Carlong Publishers

Colour Your Thoughts

Davies Books and Publishing

Educational Concepts Limited

G&J Publishing

Great House Books

Ian Randle Publishers


Jamaica Business Lab

Kingston Book Shop

Lady Bird Designs (Dotty Beetle Books)

Learning Zone

LMH Publishing

MAPCO Publishers

Novelty Trading Company

Pearson Caribbean

Pelican Publishers

Planning Institute of Jamaica

Reggae Pickney

Sangsters Bookstores

Trailblazer Ink

UWI Bookshop

UWI Press


Authors & Illustrators

Anji Worton (Love Art Workbook Series)

Barbara Dixon

Ed Johnson

Flavia Weir

Jean Lowie-Chin

Joel McGowan (child poet)

Joy Simmons-Brown

Lorna Fraser

Luna Less

Marcia Linton

Event Sponsors






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