Child Search

HOLD the children operates in Jamaica, Guatemala and Haiti and is a division of Mission Discovery, Inc.  HOLD the children's operations are always expanding.  HOLD is currently supporting seven schools in Haiti, two in Jamaica and one in Guatemala. 


Josh is a student who will try in whatever he is doing. He is attentive most of the times. He is able to hear a little and this allows for him to do better than some of his classmates in some areas: such as Language Arts. Even though he doesn't perform well, there is much improvement in his work. He behaves fairly well in his classes. Josh is a happy child and likes to play with theother kids in his class.


Ricardo doesn't push himself to try. He often says he doesn't know and most times won't make an attempt unless prompted. He often 'copy' student's answers when having group discussions. He rarely provides an answer of his own unless he is singled out. But I believe he has the potential, if he develops some intrinsic motivation, he can perform much better. He is also very slow: slow to understand; writes very slow; moves slow; slow in almost everything. Ricardo is still trying to adjust to living at JCSD; He stared at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. This may be some of his problems.


Atikell started the school year with what seemed like a positive attitude with regards to work and behavior. As the month progressed, so did his attitude and behavior worsen. He tends to pick on others students in class and then lie about it. He likes to act the victim even when he is at fault. With regards to his work he does try and this result in him acquiring mastery and near mastery in most areas. Atikell came to JCSD at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. He has had very little previous interaction with other kids, which is why he is having some challenges getting along.


Rayon came to JCSD at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. He has a positive attitude towards his work. He believes in himself and thinks that he can everything and this shows in his work. He always tries, even if in the end he is wrong. He has maintained a steady progress in his work. His behavior is also impeccable and he was even awarded student of the month for September.


Stacey-Ann is 13 yrs old. She is our newest addition to Special Unit arriving at JCSD in October 2013. Stacey-Ann is pleasant; she sometimes displays bouts of anger but is calm most of the time. She is below average even for Special Unit but is being helped to improve her behavior and academic skills. She loves to play. Stacey-Ann gets along very well with the other kids in her class.


Kyla arrived at Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf in Septemper 2013. She is a friendly girl who at times accepts correction. She hardly uses the Sign Language to communicate in class. She is untidy most times. She is functioning as an average learner in all subject areas. In order to complete a given task she has to be monitored frequently. Her ability to form letters correctly is poor. Kyla complains a lot about the work load; however she is easily motivated when a reward should be given for a task.


Jaydean came to the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in September 2013. She is a happy, fun loving girl who always seems to be in the middle of whatever activity is going on. Jaydean has adjusted fairly well to her new school and new friends. She gets along with the other children very well. Jaydean is completely deaf and her communication skills were very poor when she arrived but has made steady progress. Jaydean has displayed an ability to learn quickly. Her favorite subject is reading. Someday Jaydean wants to be a nurse so she can help children who are sick.


Omario's New Family
Omario (OJ) is now 16 years old, he has been here since he was 5 years old. This young man's life has been filled with emotional pain. His mother died in childbirth delivering him. His dad has abandoned him. His adopted parents, the only ones he knew, are now both dead. He has endured and weathered all this pain. OJ has developed into a fine young man. He has made a home at the school and we are his family.