Traumatised after seeing their father, Adelle Gilbert, shot dead by police, Eli and Elijah Gilbert sat trembling on the steps of their San Fernando home yesterday, while relatives hurled...
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Literacy facilitates peace
As we seek to stem the tide of indiscipline and violence in our nation’s schools, we must at the same time endeavour to raise the level of literacy competence among students. Minister in the Ministry of Education, Lovell Francis, has recently pointed out that there is a correlation between literacy and poor behavioural patterns among students.
This is supported by empirical data locally, regionally and internationally. We must act now to positively transform the behaviour of deviant students.
Since 1992, Moms for Literacy has been committed to the improvement of literacy skills among children in T&T, by providing one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading, writing, critical thinking and comprehension skills.
We have been an advocate for the lifting of literacy standards for over 20 years and in fact hundreds of students have been able to develop age-appropriate literacy competence through our remedial and enhancement programmes.
We are prepared to collaborate with parents, stakeholder organisations and government agencies in a quest to transform the system.
Moms for Literacy Caribbean
62 Eastern Main Road, Silvermill, San Juan