Working with Hands Across the Sea to purchase 4,144 books for 11 primary schools in St. Vincent to help improve the literacy rate.
Two of the schools in St. Vincent that have recently received books through the Hands Across the Sea Project are Park Hill Government School and South Rivers Government School. This took place during a wonderful week of literacy activities in which the whole community was involved. Chris Canuto is a Peace Corps Volunteer based at the South Rivers Government School who has experience in remedial literacy skills and along with the literacy team are working hard to improve literacy levels. Chris painted the beautiful wall murals you can see in the photographs below.
Both schools are training student librarians to help with the running of the libraries and to promote a love of reading among their peers. The books selected by Hands Across The Sea are very reader friendly and attract the attention of the pupils.