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Hands Across the Sea is dedicated
to raising the literacy levels
of Eastern Caribbean children
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"We're catching up!" Our Remedial Reading Toolkit equips teachers and students with cool tools to boost reading levels. Adopt a high school now! Remedial Reading Toolkit
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
44 projects assisted
48,470 books sent
9,138 children reached

85 projects assisted
85,845 books sent
11,660 children reached

42 projects assisted
46,220 books sent
13,100 children reached

81 projects assisted
73,875 books sent
24,270 children reached


78 projects assisted
80,290 books sent
18,600 children reached

55 projects assisted
37,940 books sent
16,770 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—new amazing books, lending libaries, sustainable gains—is bringing a wave of change to the child literacy landscape of the Eastern Caribbean.