Two Dominica Schools Win Literacy Prizes $1,000 Award for Excellence in Advancing Child Literacy
Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and Penville Primary School have been awarded the 2012/2013 Hands Across the Sea Literacy Awards for Dominica.
The principals, teachers, and children at the schools have freely embraced Hands Across the Sea’s CLASS programme, which has donated 3600 books to Isaiah Thomas Secondary and 1000 books to Penville Primary over the past three years.
The 2012/2013 Hands Literacy Award comes with U.S. $1,000 in new books.
Mr. Jerome Bardouille, Principal of Isaiah Thomas Secondary, said reading and writing are so important to a child’s future, that is why they have joined with Hands Across the Sea to give their students access to top-quality books and literacy resources.
Mr. Bardouille explained that the school board met with Hands Across the Sea years ago and have been working with them ever since.
Head girl of ITSS Ms. Daislyn Vidal, commended all for their support and contribution in making ITSS Literacy Center one of the best on the Island.
The U.S.-based charity also worked hand-in-hand with Euella Joseph, the Principal of Penville Primary, to revive the school’s library.
Also in the 2012/2013 school year, Northeast Comprehensive was the recipient of a shared grant from Hands Across the Sea, the Beverly Foundation, and the U. S. Embassy in Barbados.
The grant allowed Northeast Comprehensive to receive over 400 brand new books for their school library.