[MEDIA ALERT] OECS/USAID Reading Road Show

[MEDIA ALERT] OECS/USAID Reading Road Show

Press invitation

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, has collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development in Saint Lucia, to host a Reading Road Show on November 2nd, 2018

WHAT

The Reading Road Show aims to raise awareness of the ELP and, by extension, to encourage reading at schools. The road show commences at the OECS Commission Headquarters, Morne Fortune Castries, with a brief opening ceremony. Schools on the west coast will be visited where participants will be reading and engaging with students in their classes.  A Reading Theme song promoting reading was also produced by reigning Groovy Soca Monarch, Mr. Arthur Allain

WHO

Participants will include:

  • Head, Education Development Management Unit
  • Senior government officials and staff in the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development
  • Staff of the OECS Commission
  • Principals and Teaches of schools
  • Students of participating schools

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The media is invited to attend.

WHEN

The press briefing will be held on 2nd November, 2018 in front of the OECS Commission Headquarters, Morne Fortune, Castries and at the Vide Bouteille Primary.

WHERE

The opening ceremony for the Reading Road Show will be in front of the OECS Commission Headquaters, Morne Fortune, Castries at 8:30 a.m. The schools which will be visited are listed below:

OECS Road Show to begin from the OECS Commission on The Morne 

Departure time at 8:45am

 

 

School

Arrival

Departure

Vide Bouteille Primary

9:15 a.m.

9: 45 a.m.

La Croix

10:45 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

Anse- La- Raye Infant

11:45 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

Canaries Infant &

Canaries Primary

12:45 p.m.

1:20 p.m.

Soufriere Infant & Primary

1:40 p.m.

2:15 p.m.

Lunch in Soufriere

 2:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

CONTACTS

Sisera Simon

Sisera.simon@oecs.int

758- 455-6327

OR

Natalie Johnson

Natalie.johnson@oecs.int

758- 455-6327

   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.1: Regional Integration.
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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 ten 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 and Martinique.

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