The Department of Education, Innovation, and Gender Relations continues to strongly encourage parents and the corporate community to get even more involved in the school life of children, especially as it pertains to their ability to read. Saint Lucia is celebrating Reading Month in May under the theme “Collaborating to Close the Literacy Gap – Read for Change.” Parents and the corporate community are encouraged to make their contributions by working with schools, principals, teachers and students. Districts and schools have been organizing literacy and reading activities around the theme, with the focus on #ReadForChange. Many of these activities revolve around parents—especially fathers; business persons such as uniformed workers; and local icons such as writers and traditional storytellers, who will come into the schools to participate in literacy activities with students and teachers.

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