Lions Club seeks to Increase Literacy in Dominica

Lions member presenting Literacy items to School Representatives

The Lions club of Dominica, made a presentation of books and school supplies to various schools on the island, an initiative of ‘Hands Across the Sea” – an American-based organization.

For the past 6 years the Organization has been collecting books from various book stores and American organizations to ship to Dominica.

This year is particularly special, as five corporate citizens of Dominica including Fast Cash, Bank of Nova Scotia and the Jungle Bay Resort, have aided Hands Across the Sea, by sponsoring the books to be distributed.

The clearing and distribution of the books were facilitated by the Lions Club of Dominica.

The Hands Class Program is a Caribbean Literacy and Schools support class, dedicated to raising the literacy levels of Eastern Caribbean children by assisting schools and libraries in Caribbean communities.

Members receiving booksSince 2007 the CLASS program has sent 291 aid shipments to 175 schools, libraries, community reading programmes and youth centres in seven English-speaking Eastern Caribbean countries.

Shipping is made via generous Hands corporate partner, Tropical Shipping, to school principals in the Caribbean.

This year 3,332 Dominican students have received 5,781 books, to be shared among various institutions including;the Penville Primary School, the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and the Newtown Juvenile Football Academy which received a digital projector and screen.

 

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