Tag: Literacy is for Everyone

Books from LIFE enrich classroom libraries

Books from LIFE enrich classroom libraries

| 03/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) charity has once again donated books to East End Primary School, this time bringing 2,254 titles, which will enhance classroom libraries throughout all year levels. The donation is part of a joint effort of the charity and the school to provide students with engaging high-quality children’s […]

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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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Law firm’s day of giving helps charities

Law firm’s day of giving helps charities

| 05/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 60 staff of law firm Mourant swapped office chairs for charity work during its annual Away Day. Teams assisted Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE), the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), with a group of volunteers also tackling clean-ups at Smith Cove […]

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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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Wants to volunteer to help children read

Wants to volunteer to help children read

| 08/05/2018 | 8 Comments

I’ve heard that there are volunteers who assist with reading programmes at the local government schools. I have looked at the ministry and department websites and can see nothing about it and I feel awkward just calling up schools randomly. So my questions are: Is there such a programme? Do they actually want or need […]

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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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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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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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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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