Director Of Programmes, Jamaica Society For The Blind
member of the management team at the Jamaica Society
for the Blind is Conrad Harris. Mr. Harris who is totally
blind, hails from the parish of St. Catherine. As a
young child his favourite pastimes were climbing trees,
listening to cricket and reading. Until he started attending
the Salvation Army School for the Blind in the early
1970's reading was very difficult since he could only
see to read very large print. Young Harris did very
well at the School for the Blind and he was later sent
to Calabar High School where he completed sixth form.
Mr. Harris is a graduate of the Caribbean Institute
of Mass Communication (now the Caribbean Institute of
Media and Communication, at the University of the West
Indies. Prior to joining the staff of the Jamaica Society
for the Blind he did part-time work with the Oral History
Project at the University of the West Indies and he
also worked as coordinator for two training programmes
sponsored by the Caribbean Council for the Blind.
Mr. Harris is married and has a one year-old daughter.
He is a member of the Greater Portmore Baptist Church.
His current interests are music and computers.