Rotary Club West donating 6 000 books

The Rotary Club of Barbados West will be donating over 6 000 books to 29 Primary and Secondary Schools across the island over the course of the coming weeks.

In an attempt to continue their support of basic education and increased literacy for all children in schools in Barbados, the organisation will be providing these books at the cost of approximately USD $100 000 to supplement existing libraries or provide the foundation for new libraries.

President Gale Reeves said: “It is our hope that the donated books will enrich and enhance general school libraries, as well as individual classroom libraries. At its conclusion, the Club anticipates donating approximately 7 000 children’s books to multiple schools islandwide.”

The books are from a range of genres and subject areas, non-fiction and fiction. They were sorted in age categories: five to seven years old, eight to ten years old and eleven years old and over.

This donation follows of their most recent work, a donation of approximately 1 300 books valued at over $40 000 to four recipients as part of the International Literacy Day celebration on September 8. The recipients on that occasion were Queen Elizabeth Hospital Paediatric Unit, The Good Shepherd Primary, St James Primary and Eagle Hall Primary Schools.

The twenty nine schools receiving donations this time around are:

Christ Church Girls Primary
Ellerton Primary
Good Shepherd Primary
Gordon Greenidge Primary
Albans Primary
James Primary
Silas Primary
West Terrace Primary
Half Moon Fort Primary
Ignatius Byer Primary
Selah Primary
Lucy Primary
Belmont Primary
Charles F Broome Memorial Primary
Grantley Prescod Primary
Eagle Hall Primary
Hindsbury Primary
Wesley Hall Primary
Westbury Primary
All Saints Primary
The Elliot Belgrave Primary
Roland Edwards Primary
Sharon Primary
Alexandra Secondary
Coleridge & Parry Secondary
Ellerslie Secondary
Frederick Smith Secondary
Graydon Sealy Secondary
The Lodge Secondary

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