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.