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Reaching Out Foundation encourages students to excel in English

Reaching Out Foundation, which has been quietly making meaningful contributions to the community, presented trophies for Most Improved in English to two East End schools- Francis Lettsome and Willard Wheatley Primary Schools. Photo: Provided
Reaching Out Foundation, under the leadership of Kevon S. Lettsome (left) and Chezley L. D. Stoddard (right), felt the necessity to make a contribution to two East End primary schools for being significant players in the development and growth of their members over the years. Photo: VINO/Provided
Reaching Out Foundation, under the leadership of Kevon S. Lettsome (left) and Chezley L. D. Stoddard (right), felt the necessity to make a contribution to two East End primary schools for being significant players in the development and growth of their members over the years. Photo: VINO/Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While much of the talk of the town lately has been about the decision by controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) to introduce Mandarin in primary schools and French at the high school level, a local group has seen it necessary to encourage students to excel in English Language.

Reaching Out Foundation, which has been quietly making meaningful contributions to the community, presented trophies for Most Improved in English to two East End schools.

The recipients of the kind gesture are Francis Lettsome and Willard Wheatley Primary Schools.

The foundation, which is under the leadership of Kevon S. Lettsome and Chezley L. D. Stoddard, felt the necessity to make a contribution to both schools for being significant players in the development and growth of their members over the years.

“Through this opportunity the foundation saw the need to encourage young Virgin Islanders to write and speak proper English,” Mr Lettsome stated.

The ‘English Campaign’

“Furthermore, the foundation is now gearing up to advocate in a major way for students to write and speak standard English,” Mr Lettsome added.

Reaching Out Foundation is also making it known that in the coming months it will be knocking on the doors of communities, organisations, government and business owners to join the movement and ensure the need is met to ensure all children in the Virgin Islands school system can write and speak standard English.

“At this time Reaching Out Foundation would like to congratulate all the 2017 graduates and wish them all the best in their endeavours,” Mr Lettsome concluded.

16 Responses to “Reaching Out Foundation encourages students to excel in English”

  • teacher john (19/06/2017, 16:35) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go guys
  • east (19/06/2017, 17:13) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Keep pushing guys, it will pay off.
    • long look me come from (19/06/2017, 23:49) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Irrespective of where you reside on the partisan divide, all reasonable heads should be able to agree on this issue. Our children must learn to read and write and speak properly
  • Lovely (19/06/2017, 18:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome!!!!
  • parent (19/06/2017, 18:31) Like (50) Dislike (2) Reply
    very good initiative I will rather my children lean to read, write and speak English first before some Chinese bull crap language
  • concerned citizen (19/06/2017, 23:46) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    would be a much-needed hitting of the reset button on our education system. Dr reshuffle your cabinet

  • i from here (20/06/2017, 00:02) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think there is a place in Government for both these young man
    • Just saying (20/06/2017, 09:08) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      What about fathers taking care of their children? Thats a good cause too
  • voter (20/06/2017, 07:56) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Pure politics
  • Speak (21/06/2017, 08:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I applaud this initiative. I also think that we must understand that the local dialect/creole is also worthy. We must all learn to code-switch. That is to say, speak standard English in school and in the workplace and "talk how you want" with your friends and family.
  • natan05 (22/06/2017, 12:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a good initiative. Still, English is the most important international language, which opens up great opportunities for you. Of course, it is important not only to study but also to practice the language. I try to improve my skills on one site, where I help in writing articles to students and where you can buy essay papers. So I get good practice and share my experience with others.


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