UPDATE: Exceptional Education Outreach Literacy Program
During the 2013-2014 school year, EEO increased its support to include 60 students on Harbour Island. 40 students are in Grades K-6 and 20 students are at the high school level of Grade 7.
EGCF has launched a pilot program in partnership with EEO to grant much sought after access to annual public library cards for EEO's 6th and 7th grade students. Public library cards on Harbour Island carry an annual fee of $5 putting them out of reach for many children who wish to have a library membership. The grant from EGCF will make these cards available for free to these students. EEO's own resource rooms have limited resources and access to the local public library has been highly sought after and requested by EEO students. 30 students will receive their library cards. 10 of these students are at the 6th grade level and 20 students are at the 7th grade level.
Additionally, EEO is creating a unique program for its younger third, fourth and fifth grade students by issuing simulated library cards which grant students library-like privileges at EEO resource rooms. The younger students will now be able to sign out and return materials from the resource rooms. The belief is this will empower these children and teach them the responsibility of library membership.
EGCF is proud to continue its partnership with EEO. Please check back for a full update at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. For more on EEO please visit their website at www.EEOBahamas.org.