United Way TCI has embarked on a summer education Initiative aimed at assisting children of the Turks and Caicos Islands to retain most of what they have learned before the break.
The initiative, according to Claudine Ewing of the United Way Turks and Caicos, is an Enrichment Program in the form of a three-week summer school for children ages between 7 and 12.
Sixty children, according to Ewing, have already been enrolled in the programme.
“Our Summer Enrichment Program kicks off on Monday July 10th at 1p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Brighter Futures Centre,” Ewing pointed out, saying it would take the form of an opening exercise, where the news media has been invited.
She pointed out that the initiative was hatched after two events staged by United Way Turks and Caicos, earlier this year.
“This program springs off the suggestion that were brought forth during our Male and Female Conversation. This is the beginning of many programs to enhance our children literacy skills. During these 3 weeks we will assess, track and provide the necessary intervention,” Ewing said.