A learning revolution impacting hundreds of primary school pupils is quietly taking place across Trinidad and Tobago through a partnership between energy company BP Trinidad and Tobago and the Arrow Foundation.
According to a release, the programme, which involves remedial work in reading and spelling administered by Arrow, was launched in September, 2012.
So far, more than 180 children in six primary schools from north and south-east Trinidad and Tobago have successfully completed the training. The schools are Carenage Boys’ Government, Carenage Girls’ Government, Ortoire RC, Guayaguayare RC, Speyside Anglican and Charlotteville Methodist.
The difference, evident in the lives of the students, is reflected in the words of ten-year-old Darren Green, of Carenage Boys’ Government. “I am doing better in school now and for the first time I am enjoying reading,” Green said in the release.