U.S. Embassy partners with ‘Hands across the Sea’ to strengthen literacy in St. Kitts

Ambassador Larry Palmer

ZIZ News…April 15, 2013 — Later this week the US Government will be presenting hundreds of books to a school in St. Kitts.

Ambassador Larry Palmer and Hands across the Sea to presents books to the Saddlers Secondary School on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

This donation was made possible through a US$10,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy to Hands across the Sea, an American NGO dedicated to raising the literacy levels of children in St. Kitts, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent.

Saddlers Secondary School

In St. Kitts and Nevis, American Peace Corps Volunteers partnered with Harriet and Tom to build libraries at Irish Town Primary School and Tyrell Williams Primary School.

The U.S. Embassy’s support of Hands across the Sea represents just one of many programs that demonstrate the Embassy’s commitment to youth development in the region.

For example, a USAID-funded and CXC-implemented US$4.2 million program called “Strengthening Second Chance Education in the Eastern Caribbean,” will strengthen providers of second-chance opportunities in St. Kitts and throughout the Eastern Caribbean.

USAID has also augmented its youth-related activities, especially in the areas of remedial education program and juvenile justice to advance public safety and promote social justice.

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