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If You Can't Be There, Watch These
We invite you, our loyal supporters, to visit the Eastern Caribbean, come into the classroom, and see the transformation in child literacy that your gift is helping to bring about. But if you can't come visit our—and your—schools and meet the children and educators, we hope these videos help put you there.
When Dreams Come True
What happens when library full of great new books is created in a rural primary school? Let the kids tell it.
Great Books Come to School
We've seen how great books—top-quality, relevant, age-appropriate—pull kids into reading.
CLASS Program in Action
Getting great new books into the hands of children makes a joyful noise in the Eastern Caribbean.
Hands Reach and Results
Hands Across the Sea has helped create or rejuvenate over 200 lending libraries in Eastern Caribbean schools.
What We Need to Do
Why child literacy is a widespread issue, and how we are changing the landscape.
Inside a Wish Lists Shipment
What's in all those boxes we're sending to the Eastern Caribbean? Lots and lots of really great things!
A Better Life
In rural villages, great new books and a lending library lead to literacy and a brighter future for children.
Just for Fun
We love this! Primary-school students play Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" on steel pan. So cool.