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Katherine B.

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Hands Across the Sea, Inc.
April 26, 2011

I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in St. Lucia. Hands Across the Sea was fundamental in the completion of my main project. I helped develop two Primary School libraries. I created a catalog system, organized everything, and started a checkout routine with the students. My libraries had very few child friendly books and those they had were in poor condition. Hands was able to get us 8 boxes of child friendly, relevant, great quality books per school. They were easy to communicate with and both of my schools were overwhelmed with the extent of our new book collections. Hands was able to navigate around the shipping and customs very smoothly. They run a wonderful, NEEDED, program. Books are hard to come by in the Caribbean and children often do not grow up with the pleasure of reading in their lives. Now the children in the two schools I worked with are literally racing to the library to get their next book.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2 Primary schools in St. Lucia, West Indies

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their funding so that they can ship to more schools and libraries.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Received book donations and helped organize them in local school libraries.