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Caribbean Wrapup | 2018-2019 School Year
See What You've Done!
You Helped Hands Launch 34 New School Libraries, Giving Over
8,510 Caribbean Children Access to New Amazing Books

Thanks to your loyal and caring support, you’ve made it possible for Hands to launch 34 new libraries on St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada, giving over 8,510 children, from Grade K through Grade 11, access to new amazing books and a lending library at their school. The 15,130 books we equipped these 34 school libraries with, as well as the 72,030 books we sent to other schools on the above islands and to schools on Antigua, Dominica, and St. Kitts and Nevis, are only the start.

On every island, our team of nine Hands Literacy Links mentors school staff and helps them, using the Hands Across the Sea Library Manual, create or rejuvenate a child-friendly, sustainable lending library.
On-island, hands-on workshops, led by Hands Program Director Hannah Knecht and Literacy Links, teach educators how to utilize the Hands Teachers Resource Guide to the Library (Grades K-3) and the Hands Remedial Reading Toolkit to advance the literacy levels of Caribbean children.

It is our pleasure to undertake this fulfilling work, and we have you, our loyal and generous Hands supporters, to thank. Your suggestions and words of encouragement help us do our work better every year. We love hearing from you on Facebook, we enjoy reading your e-mails and texts, we like talking with you on the phone or in person. Thank you for making this dream—that every child should grow up reading—come true for Hands and for children across the Caribbean.

St. Lucia
Eleven School Libraries Launched, 2,738 Children Reached
Anse-La-Raye Primary School
Augier Combined School
Beanefield Comprehensive Secondary School

Dugard Combined School
Entrepot Secondary School
Fond Assau Primary School

Fond St. Jacques
Primary School
Lady Gordon
Opportunity Centre
Monchy RC Combined School

Roblot Combined School
St. Aloysius RC Boys
Primary School

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Eleven School Libraries Launched, 2,883 Children Reached
Bequia SDA Primary School
Bequia SDA Secondary School
Biabou Methodist
Primary School

Evesham Methodist School
Kingstown Preparatory School
Lowmans Leeward
Anglican School

Marriaqua Government School
New Grounds Primary School
North Union Secondary School

Richland Park SDA
Primary School
Westwood Methodist School

Twelve School Libraries Launched, 2,891 Children Reached
Beaulieu RC Primary School
Chantimelle RC Primary School
Florida Government School

Mt. Moritz Anglican
Primary School
Mt. Pleasant
Government School
Mt. Rose SDA Primary School

Samaritan Presbyterian School
St. Andrews Methodist School
St. George’s Anglican
Senior School

St. George’s SDA
Primary School
St. Louis Girls RC
Primary School
St. Patrick’s Anglican
Primary School