Digicel SVG recently partnered with the Union Island Community Group to promote literacy and reading under the theme, “Reading is power. Get caught reading”.
Geared towards bridging the reading gap between primary and secondary school levels among the students across the island, this initiative solidified Digicel SVG’s 20-year relationship with the Union Island community, and its commitment to continue ensuring that all Vincentians are afforded opportunities to receive a quality education, a press release said.
“Working with the Union Island Community Group on this programme was a great experience,” said Akeil Matthews, digital services executive at Digicel SVG.
“At Digicel, we believe in creating a world where no one gets left behind, whether that’s by bridging the digital divide and keeping people connected to the things that matter, or by supporting local initiatives like this one to promote literacy across the country,” Matthews said.
Fifteen children attended the session, representing the Mary Hutchinson Primary School, the Stephanie Browne Primary School and the Union Island Secondary School.
The community also showed its support with key persons, including the MP Terrance Nathaniel Ollivierre , Stanford Coy, Valcina Noel and Anita Regis, turning out to participate as readers.
After the readings, persons in the audience were asked questions and prizes were given to those who answered correctly.
“Digicel SVG is committed to advancing the lives of the students in Union Island and facilitating the process of helping them to broaden their imagination, ignite the embers of their creativity and innovate and transform their world into a place of infinite possibilities,” Matthews said.
“We are proud to support this and other projects that will have a lasting impact on our Vincentian folk.”