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Reading Fest
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:05

reading_fest1This event was held by the DH4 Sports and Cultural Club in celebration of the 4th year of the weekly Saturday Reading Programme put on by the same Club.  The Club was represented at the Town Hall meeting held at the beginning of our tenure and at the meeting held in February 2010 with Community leaders.  

A Request for Assistance form was submitted seeking financial assistance from the St. George South Constituency Council as now children from other areas such as Melverton and Byde Mill had started attending the Programme and these increased numbers posed a challenge on the current limited resources.  A decision was taken at the March General Council meeting to donate $300.00 worth of educational resources and a printer/copier to the Reading Programme.

The Reading Fest was a success.

reading_fest2MP Dr. Hon Esther Byer-Suckoo made remarks and the Feature Address was delivered by Minister of Education Hon. Ronald Jones.  Deputy Chairman Trudi Harris presented the voucher.  The cheque was made payable to Days Book store so the books and educational materials could be purchased directly from there.  A printer/copier was also donated specifically to assist in copying the educational activities which the younger children who attend the Programme use.    

Prior to presenting to making the presentation the Deputy Chairman took the opportunity to commend the DH4 Reading Programme for using their initiative to start the venture and for being in existence for four years.  The DH4 Club was encouraged to continue to expand it to children living in surrounding neighbourhoods. Persons present from other areas of the Constituency were encouraged to look at the model in Drax Hall and use their initiative to start Reading Programmes in their neighbourhoods.  The point was made that the Constituency Council cannot go district by district to establish Reading Clubs, but persons were ensured that once they used their own initiative the Council would be willing to support these ventures.  

To read more on the event visit the online newspaper Barbados Today (April 11th 2011). Click Here

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