U.S. Embassy Expands Library of Express Yourself Community Reading Program in St George, Barbados
It was a book bonanza for dozens of children from the Express Yourself! program of the Ermine Holmes Community Trust.
That was when the eager readers received a gift of 100 books from the United States Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, which boosted the program’s Saturday-morning reading and literacy program.
Program volunteer Harriet Yearwood expressed delight with the donation, noting that because of their shortage of books previously, they would take the children on field trips to various libraries around the island instead.
Consular officer Michael Moody, making the presentation on behalf of the Embassy, re-affirmed the Embassy’s support for education in Barbados and paid tribute to the Trust’s work…
“It shows that the Trust realizes, as Ms. Holmes did, that education is indeed the foundation – not just for individuals but for society on the whole. Education contributes to building a freer and more democratic society.”