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LIFE gives books to children for Christmas

LIFE gives books to children for Christmas

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Each of East End Primary School’s (EEPS) 92 students received two books for Christmas presented by Santa and donated by the charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE). Minister for Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said of the donation: “It pleases me to see the generosity of LIFE not just during the giving season, but […]

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LIFE donates books to Maple House

LIFE donates books to Maple House

| 07/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of International Literacy Day (8 September), Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) donated 55 lightly used picture books to the special needs children and young adults who reside at Maple House. LIFE executive director Marilyn Conolly donated the books on Wednesday, 5 September, with Ministry of Community Affairs Chief Officer Teresa Echenique, […]

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LIFE head talks about literacy

LIFE head talks about literacy

| 07/09/2018 | 0 Comments

LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) Executive Director Marilyn Conolly writes: As a community, we see the impact of illiteracy every day affecting children in our school system, or with adults seeking employment. Illiteracy is a hidden shame that many children and adults carry privately, unable to develop the skills to properly decode the world around […]

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Pastor writes history of Baptists in Cayman

Pastor writes history of Baptists in Cayman

| 03/07/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Randy Von Kanel, senior pastor of the Cayman Islands Baptist Church, has written a book chronicling the origin and history of the Baptists in the Cayman Islands. Titled “Our Baptist Story: From England to the Cayman Islands”, the publication records the more than 130-year history of Baptists here.

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Deepak Chopra to speak in Cayman

Deepak Chopra to speak in Cayman

| 16/05/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Medical pioneer and best-selling author Dr Deepak Chopra will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month to present a talk on wellbeing, and to share insights from his latest book The Healing Self. Chopra will be here for two days in June for an invitation-only event, as well as a public presentation […]

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Library bringing books on the road

Library bringing books on the road

| 01/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Public Library Service (CIPLS) is bringing books to those residents who would otherwise have difficulty getting to a library. The service’s bookmobile will carry reading materials to individual seniors, residents of retirement homes, and other adult populations with limited mobility.

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LIFE adds more books to classroom libraries

LIFE adds more books to classroom libraries

| 02/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) charity recently donated a record-breaking more than 4,300 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS), exceeding by about 800 last year’s total of reading materials given to the school. LIFE organised the donation, with the books collected from various private firms and schools islandwide.

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Book on mangroves donated to primary schools

Book on mangroves donated to primary schools

| 23/02/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life):  Cayman Brac writer and author Martin Keeley donated copies of his book Marvellous Mangroves: Myths & Legends to every Year 5 teacher in the Cayman Islands. Presenting the books to Catherine Childs, National Trust education manager, Keeley explained that the Marvellous Mangroves education programme has been part of the school curriculum since […]

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LIFE donates books for young readers

LIFE donates books for young readers

| 14/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) has made its first book donation of the school year to the Transition Unit, a government programme that helps children who need extra learning support in their reception year. The non-profit organisation selected 170 books as a comprehensive collection to engage the interest of emerging readers age […]

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Summer readers awarded for efforts

Summer readers awarded for efforts

| 02/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): About 40 students aged 6 to 17 racked up some 560 hours reading more than 500 books in this year’s Cayman Islands Public Library Service (CIPLS) Summer Reading Challenge. On Saturday, 23 September, a ceremony was held to reward their efforts. Ministry of Education Chief Officer Christen Suckoo took turns with district […]

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Government workers read to Lighthouse students

Government workers read to Lighthouse students

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Civil servants recently celebrated International Literacy Day by reading aloud and donating books to Lighthouse School students. On Friday, 8 September, seven volunteers from the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the Internal Audit Service (IAS) took part in the first such initiative of its kind at the school, reading to 25 […]

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Cayman Prep donates books to LIFE

Cayman Prep donates books to LIFE

| 06/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Prep and High School students collected more than 1,725 books for LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone). Organised by the Key Club at the high school and led by the primary school student council, students were responsible for promoting this event on campus as well as assisting with book-drive logistics.

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Brac students win senior Battle of the Books

Brac students win senior Battle of the Books

| 05/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After flying in to compete for the first time in the Lera Parchment Battle of the Books competition, a team from Layman E Scott High School on Cayman Brac went home victorious as senior division champions. The annual event was held at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay on […]

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Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

| 27/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In what is believed to be the largest recorded donation of reading material to a government school, the charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) organised a gift of more than 3,500 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS) in December last year. The contribution was the result of a partnership between LIFE, […]

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Students recreate favourite books

Students recreate favourite books

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Books were recently brought to life by students taking part in the annual storyboard competition held at a reading fair in George Town Public Library Saturday, 11 February. Organised by Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP), 106 children from schools around Grand Cayman participated, and all received certificates for their colourful and informative […]

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