FRIDAY DECEMBER 07 2018: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – An ‘Extraordinary Project Impacting Communities’ (EPIC) project was launched unveiling a customised Numeracy and Literacy Centre at the Enterprise Government Primary School.
This Centre will serve as a learning space for students at the Enterprise Government Primary School, with special attention being paid to those students who are expressing weakness with numeracy and literacy.
This initiative is a result of the partnership between the Digicel Foundation and Enterprise Government Primary School, under the Foundation’s EPIC Programme. A total of US $5,000 was specially allocated by the Foundation to the development of this project. This funding covered the refurbishment of the space, teaching and learning resources and educational tools required for the Centre.
At the November 15th unveiling, Crystal Khan, Principal of Enterprise Government Primary, explained that her staff worked vigilantly and relentlessly to create areas that support the development of positive attitudes towards learning through numeracy and literacy.
Ria Felix, the school’s Literary Lead, explained “the Literacy Room was created to provide a print-rich environment with resources to encourage and support the development of core areas in reading and writing, with the overall aim of bolstering the students’ knowledge and potential.”
Sita Gopaul, the school’s Numeracy Lead, was particularly excited for the Centre, stating, “The Numeracy Centre will facilitate the teaching of mathematical concepts through the use of hands on manipulatives, and thereby promote the development of critical thinking skills.”
Ms. Khan expressed her heartfelt thanks to the Digicel Foundation for their continued support and is thrilled to reap the benefits that the Centre will, without a doubt, bestow on the development of her students.
The Centre will also be utilized by other literary organisations such as ALTA who may require assistance with adult literacy for persons from within the community.