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Scotiabank Bright Future sponsors new books for Barrouallie, Spring Village schools

Scotiabank Bright Future sponsors new books for Barrouallie, Spring Village schools

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The Scotiabank Bright Future Foundation has partnered with the NGO Hands Across the Sea to send new reading books to the school libraries of Barrouallie Anglican Primary School and Spring Village Methodist Primary School.

“Scotiabank supports improving child literacy in St Vincent and the Grenadines,” noted Pamela Herbert-Daniel, the country manager for Scotiabank St Vincent. “We believe that reading is a fundamental skill that advances every child’s education and opens doors to a better life.”

This is the fourth year in row that Scotiabank has partnered with Hands Across the Sea to assist schools and children in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“At Hands Across the Sea, our mission is to give every child on St Vincent and the Grenadines access to a lending library of new, exciting, age-appropriate and culturally relevant reading material,” says Harriet Linskey, executive director of Hands Across the Sea. “Thanks to funding from Scotiabank Bright Future, we have sent 500 brand new, top-quality books to Barrouallie Anglican Primary School, and 414 new books to Spring Village Methodist Primary School. The books are from the world’s leading education and children’s book publishers, and the titles were requested by the schools.

“We thank Scotiabank Bright Future for making this possible, and we thank Principal Adonis Charles of Barrouallie and Principal Carol Edwards and US Peace Corps Volunteer Heather Higgins of Spring Village, and the St Vincent Ministry of Education, for being such wonderful partners in education.”

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