Hands Across The Sea
We Believe that Every Child Should Grow Up Reading
Founded by bluewater sailors Tom and Harriet Linskey in 2007, Hands Across the Sea, a U.S. 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, has been raising child literacy levels in the Eastern Caribbean by sending new books asked for by teachers and school principals, creating and rejuvenating lending libraries (usually at schools), and fostering sustainability with ongoing monitoring and support.
The students range in age from pre-school to high school and they are children who otherwise would not have access to age-appropriate and culturally-relevant books. We work in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean countries of Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. These are beautiful islands and famous tourist destinations whose governments and economies are quietly challenged with providing educational resources to serve their youngest citizens. Books are expensive and incredibly hard to come by in these countries and it is joyous seeing how these children respond to new, enticing books.
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