U.S. Embassy Donates Books to Barbadian Primary School in parish of St George

The St. George Primary School got a boost to its recently started remedial reading program today when the school received a donation of 55 books from the United States Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

Charge D’affaires of the U.S. Embassy Dr. Brent Hardt reading one of the donated books, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to the students of Nursery 2.

Chargé d’Affaires, Dr. Brent Hardt, making the presentation on behalf of the Embassy, re-affirmed the Embassy’s support for education in Barbados and urged the students to “explore the world through books.”

In recent years, the Embassy has made book donations to schools, governmental units, community organizations and groups a central plank in its educational and cultural outreach efforts. It has given over 1800 books to schools and libraries across the Eastern Caribbean in the last two and a half years.

The donation was coordinated by students of the Project Management course at the Barbados Community College. Principal Verna Greaves expressed delight with the donation, noting that it would be a boost to the reading program.

Charge D’affaires of the U.S. Embassy Dr. Brent Hardt (left) presenting one of the books to principal of the St. George Primary School Verna Greaves (right). Members of the project management course which coordinated the donation are in the background.

Immediately following the presentation at the school’s morning assembly, students of the Nursery 2 class were first to enjoy the donation, when Dr. Hardt treated them to a reading of an early childhood classic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

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