Over 300 children in group reading sessions for World Literacy Day

These little ones were treated to a read-along session of the book, Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast. (Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central photo)

Over 300 children from the communities of Charles-town, Albouystown, Tiger Bay and D’Urban Backlands, turned out on Saturday at the Carmel Secondary School, where they participated in group reading sessions in observance of World Literacy Day.

They were beneficiaries of a project, dubbed “Read, Lead, Exceed,” which was spearheaded by the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central, in collaboration with Latoya Bernard of the Oshi Centre for Health and Social Policy, and Councillor for constituency 10 Malcolm Ferreira.

More than 700 books were available to be distributed to the participants as gifts, thanks to donations made by Bernard through the Centre.

“What we want to do as a part of this project is to stimulate the children’s interest for reading. We want to show them that ….


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