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580 Books From Hands Across The Seas Program

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580 Books From Hands Across The Seas Program

The St. George’s Anglican Junior School has received 580 books from “Hands Across the Sea”. 

Hands Across the Sea is a program with the focus of raising the literacy levels of Caribbean children. A short ceremony was held at the school on Tuesday to officially accept the gesture of Hand Across the Sea in partnership with Scotia Bank.

The principal of the school Ms. Rosetta Brathwaite, thanked Hands Across the Sea supported by Scotia Bank, in its efforts to improve the literacy skills of students throughout Grenada and other regions of the world. She said one of the goals of the school is too narrow the achievement gap of students in numeracy and literacy and the institution has designed programs within the school to facilitate this. She noted that when “Hands across the Sea” started dialoguing with them over two years ago, they were very happy and welcomed the offer enthusiastically. 

Jacquelyn Forbes coordinator of the library program told the Grenada Informer there was always a library at the school and books for the children to utilize, but it wasn’t functioning as it is supposed to. 

However more recently, with the help of Hands Across the Sea and Scotia Bank they were able to set up a proper library, training students and the librarian to ensure the smooth running of the library once more. 

Harriet and Tom Linskey the co- founders of Hands Across the Sea, said Hands across the Sea is a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) that has been in the OECS for over ten years and in Grenada about eight years. They have helped 54 schools in Grenada in reading programs and getting their libraries up and running. They have shipped close to twenty-eight thousand brand new reading books, serving sixteen thousand, four hundred children. Their intention is to get children back to the habit of reading and improve the area of literacy.

 

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