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[MEDIA ALERT] OECS/USAID ELP Write to Read Award Ceremony

[MEDIA ALERT] OECS/USAID ELP Write to Read Award Ceremony

Press invitation

As part of the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) which aims to raise the reading levels of Grades K-3 students in six OECS Independent Member States, the OECS/USAID ELP Write to Read Programme was designed to give the opportunity to authors of all ages to submit their own literature for children. The Write to Read Award Ceremony will acknowledge the winning children literature authors.  



The OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme Write to Read Book Production Initiative which will be concluded by the final Award Ceremony pursued multiple objectives:

1. To develop locally made reading resources to facilitate the access of OECS students to authentic, relevant reading material to enhance their learning and love of reading.

2. To provide the general public and experts in the area of education accross OECS Member States with an opportunity to contribute to a regional library of reading material that will support the development of a culture of reading in OECS classrooms and homes.

3. To enable teachers to access to books, both in hard copy and electronic version, to assist with instructional planning and execution in early learning classrooms of the OECS.

4. To enable parents and other members of the general public to access electronic books to promote reading among early learners in the OECS Member States.  

The OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme Write to Read Award Ceremony will acknowledge the winning children literature authors.   


Participants will include:

  • OECS Education Development Management Unit
  • Senior Officials from the Ministry of Education of Saint Lucia
  • Children Literature Authors
  • Principals and Teachers of schools
  • Students of participating schools


The media is invited to attend.


February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM at 758 Books in Gablewoods Mall in Saint Lucia. 


Sisera Simon

758- 455-6327


Natalie Johnson

758- 455-6327


Tevin Sheperd

758- 455-6505


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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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