Dominica to benefit from Hands Across the Sea book donation

Dominica will be among several Caribbean islands that will be benefiting from book donation by Hands Across the Sea.

The organization has announced that 90,050 new books and library support materials (such as book categorization color-coding and checkout supplies and “reading corner” floor mats) in 1,053 boxes on the 30 pallets are heading for the Eastern Caribbean in mid-September.

One hundred seventeen schools —98 primary schools (Grades K-6) and 19 high schools – in Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are expected to benefit.

The titles for each school was specifically requested by educators via the 2018-2019 Hands Wish Lists.

During the 2018-2019 school year Hands Across the Sea will also be helping to create new libraries at 46 schools, including 17 on Grenada, 10 on St. Lucia, and 14 on St. Vincent.

“We’re also shipping Hands Remedial Reading Toolkits to 35 high schools,” the organization said in a statement. “And we’re sending our new, groundbreaking, 179-page Teachers Resource Guide to the Library (Grades K-3) and our all-new Hands Library Manual for Primary School (which includes the Hands Student Librarian Handbook) to 261 primary schools.”

Hands Across the Sea said the books could not reach the Caribbean without support from donors.

“Like us, you believe that every child should grow up reading. Thanks to you, 25,082 more Caribbean children will have access to new, amazing, life-changing books and a lending library at their school,” the statement said.

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  1. JBaptiste
    September 3, 2018

    Very commendable, however Dominicans simply don’t read . We insist on being ignorant, while we place emphasis on trivialities.

    • Jheri Curl
      September 6, 2018

      You probably did not read the article then
      with your silly negativity

  2. September 3, 2018

    A commendable project but…

    “The titles for each school was (sic) specifically requested by educators” and ” Caribbean children will have access to new, amazing, life challenging books”.

    Let us hope that the titles chosen by our “educators” are “life challenging” in terms of the Afro-Caribbean’s own identity, rather than an identity fostered from outside.

    • Jheri Curl
      September 6, 2018

      ahh Roger
      You already know what kind of books we getting
      White Jesus,
      White beauty,
      White history,
      White conquests,
      White victories

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