(September, 29 2023) - The National Literacy Department in collaboration with the Department of Education, Georgetown hosted a Literacy Village on Friday along Main Street Georgetown.
The avenue was a rainbow of colours as schools displayed their creative and innovative best practices in the literacy department. Some of the activities included interactive games and puppet shows which incorporated elements of literacy.
Delivering brief remarks during the opening ceremony, Principal Education Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Bridgewater stated that literacy is the foundation for education. He noted that the Ministry of Education has been working assiduously to improve the literacy level of students across the country.
One such initiative, he explained, is the Literacy and Robotics programme which is being rolled out.
Providing an overview of the Literacy Village, the Regional Literacy Coordinator for Georgetown, Ms. Tracy Ally explained that the purpose of the activity is to raise literacy awareness. She told the audience that literacy is not just a skill but a dynamic tool which helps people to adapt to the ever-evolving world.
She further encouraged parents and teachers to provide the necessary support to ensure their children develop literacy skills.