The Tete Morne Primary School has been awarded the 2015-2016 Hands Across the Sea Literacy Award for Dominica.
This after the organization recognized the passion and dedication of the school's principal, Nathalie Jude, to literacy and the creation of a vibrant school library.
The school will receive US$1,000 in brand new books or literacy support materials of its choice.
According to a release, Hands Across the Sea has been sending Tete Morne Primary School shipments of brand new, targeted, asked-for books every year since 2012, for a total of 1,092 books. Over the last two years, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Elena MacDonald has worked wonders in creating the school's new library which officially opened in May 2015.
Hands Across the Sea's Co-Founder and Executive Director Harriet Linskey said, "There is no doubt that improved literacy skills open the door to a better life, and Principal Nathalie Jude and her staff are demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting reading and writing by making their library an important part of the school."
Hands Across the Sea, founded in 2007, has served 12,280 children at 87 primary and secondary schools and reading programs here since 2008.
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