Eleanor Wint Receives UNIA 2013 Award for Education
UNIA Jamaica awards Eleanor Wint the 2013 Education Award. Dr Wint recently published "Marcus Teaches Us", an educational/activity book for preschoolers. The book received a Gold Seal Award from US Review of Books. Dr Wint is presently in Ghana
Toronto (I-Newswire) August 25, 2013 - Well-known Professor/Activist Eleanor Wint whose career started in the mid-1960s in the Caribbean, is this year's recipient of the Marcus Garvey Award in the field of Education. Her original illustrator, conceptualizer and long-time associate Ireko Baker, accepted the award on her behalf after listening to her video acceptance speech. In accepting the award, Dr Wint pointed out that over the years, working with and writing for children, she has realised that simplicity is the key. Dr Wint is presently in Ghana working with a rural community developing facilites and projects for children with the Rita Marley Foundation.
Jamaica's UNIA president Steven Golding, who presented the award, spoke of Garvey's relevance, 73 years after his death. "Long before Vybz Kartel and Jah Cure, Marcus Garvey was writing music from behind prison bars," said Golding.
Dr Wint recently published "Marcus Teaches Us"Marcus Teaches Us a delightful, colorfully illustrated educational/activity book for preschool children. The book teaches the philosophy of Marcus Garvey using coloring, writing and pictures as activites to bring across the message. Marcus Teaches Us us the only book of its kind for children 4-8 years of age. It is available in the Institute of Jamaica, King Street, and also online at www.garveykids.com
Dr Wint can be contacted directly at email@example.com The book will soon be available in Ghana.
Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's first National Hero, was born in St Ann. Considered father of the Pan African Movement, he has inspired Black Leaders over the world, particularly in Africa. Today many reggae artistes sing of his inspiration including Burning Spear, Culture and Bob Marley.
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