Over the next three weeks approximately 1600 Infant One and Two students will participate in the “Children Read to their Communities” programme at libraries across the country. This programme is a culmination of the Leading For Literacy Now! Phase II project which is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Education, the Trinidad and Tobago Commission for UNESCO, NALIS and Republic Bank Limited.
Readings will take place at the Port of Spain Children’s Library; Sangre Grande, Chaguanas, St. James, Couva, Princes Town, Arima, Roxborough, Tunapuna, Carnegie Scarborough, Moruga, Debe, San Juan and Siparia Public Libraries.
Yesterday students of the Chinapoo Government, and Cunapo St. Francis RC schools read at the, Port of Spain Children’s Library and the Sangre Grande Public Library, respectively. Altogether, some forty schools will participate in the programme from June 7 to 30.
The Leading for Literacy Now! Phase II project, which stresses stakeholder involvement, focuses on teaching foundation literacy skills to infants and ensures that they are well equipped to become competent readers.
Each child participating in the “Our Children Read To Their Communities” will receive medals and the most competent Infant One and Two reader from each school will receive a prize.