The books are here! Hands Across the Sea is proud to announce that 5,500 brand new reading books, serving 5,880 children in 15 primary and secondary schools, have arrived in Grenada.
The 2015–2016 Hands Wish Lists shipment, which fulfills the “wish list” of books requested by educators, is the best — the highest quality, the most targeted — in Hands Across the Sea’s 8 years of operation. To raise child literacy levels in a sustainable fashion, our CLASS (Caribbean Literacy and School Support) Program utilizes three steps:
- Send New, Amazing Books
- Create/Rejuvenate Lending Libraries
- Sustain the Literacy Gains
In Grenada, Olivia Phillip, the Hands Literacy Link, works with each school to guide and support efforts at raising child literacy levels.
Hands across the Sea wishes to thank our Grenada partner in child literacy, the Ministry of Education. And Hands extends a special thanks to Courts, which made their truck and Courts team members available to deliver the 4 pallets and 92 boxes to the schools.
Hands also sincerely thanks the generous Grenada funders who showed that they believe in the power of reading and literacy, and in giving Grenada’s children access to top-quality, exciting, relevant books. Grenada supporters of Hands and their adopted schools include: Sandals Foundation (Boca Secondary School, St Andrews Anglican Primary School, St Peter’s RC Primary School), Scotiabank Bright Future (Grenada Boys Secondary School); True Blue Bay Resort (Vendome RC School); FastCash (Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School), and Spice Island Marine Services (St Joseph’s Convent, St George’s).
Hands also salutes the world-class publishers included in our 2015–2016 Hands Wish Lists shipment to Grenada: Abrams–Amulet, Annick Press, Bamboo Talk Press, Campanita Books, Capstone Publishers, Caribbean Reads, DK Publishing, Hachette Book Group, HeyDay, High Interest Publishing, Highlights, Lee & Low Books, Macmillan Education, Papilotte Press, Pearson Education, Penguin Books, Random House, Rosen Publishing, Rosetta Press, Scholastic, Tiny Island Press, Townsend Press, and World Book.
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