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STUDENT LIBRARIANS RULE! When students run the school library, the love of books and reading grows. Meet them and our Hands Student Librarian Program
We Believe
Do you believe in the life-changing power of literacy? Do you believe that every child should grow up reading? Join us to bring positive, lasting change to the lives of children in the Eastern Caribbean.
that every child should grow up reading
ANTIGUA
41 projects assisted
33,055 books sent
8,540 children reached

DOMINICA
85 projects assisted
61,330 books sent
11,660 children reached

ST. KITTS and NEVIS
39 projects assisted
31,050 books sent
12,350 children reached

ST. LUCIA
74 projects assisted
53,970 books sent
22,430 children reached

ST. VINCENT and
the GRENADINES

70 projects assisted
58,400 books sent
17,320 children reached

GRENADA
54 projects assisted
27,690 books sent
16,360 children reached
CLASS Program
Amazing New Books
We send amazing, brand new books requested by Caribbean educators, from two dozen of the world's top publishers. These exciting, age-appropriate books get kids hooked on reading.
Vibrant Lending Libraries
We help create or rejuvenate lending libraries, most often in schools. Vibrant lending libraries are the nucleus that spreads a love of reading and literacy throughout schools and into homes and communities.
Sustained Literacy Gains
Our Hands Wish Lists and CLASS Program raises child literacy levels in the Caribbean. Our methodology, mentoring, and on-site Hands Literacy Links help sustain the gains in literacy.
Other groups send worn-out, "donation dumped" books to Caribbean kids. Hands sends brand new, asked-for books from the world's best publishers. Browse the Hands Wish Lists—that's where our targeted, highly effective child literacy assistance begins.
The proven three-step solution of our CLASS (Caribbean Literacy and School Support) Program—amazing new books, lending libaries, sustainable gains—is bringing a wave of change to the child literacy landscape of the Eastern Caribbean.