I am a member of the Management Team of a Library in an underprivileged community in Grenada in the Caribbean. It is staffed by Volunteers. Does not receive any Government funding.
There are Reading and Home work assistance program for Children ages 3 years to 12 years.
there's an average of 30 children who need assistance with reading but also want to teach them computers.
The Community Library is located in the Village of Beaton, the Parish of St. David in the Spice Island of Grenada in the Caribbean.
Because of the limited curriculum, there was a need for outside assistance for the Children of the community to help with Reading.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesTeachingHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Grenada is a small island south of the Caribbean with 2 seasons. The Original Inhabitants were Caribs and Arawaks until the Island was colonized by First the French and most of the villages have French names. Then the British who brought the People from Africa to work on the plantations.
The Grenadians speaks English with part French which is called Caribbean Dialect
90% of the people are from African Ancestry and maintain some of the culture
Although slavery was abolished there are still remnants of the slave trade such as Sugarcane mills, Cocoa factory, the slave pen and Leapers Hill where the French push the Carib and Arawak to their Death
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
To assist children from 3years to 12 years to improve their reading skills
And to teach the Basic Computer
Fully furnished Apartment with A/C, Cable. Internet. Hot and Cold Water.
The workaway will be provided a Continental Breakfast on the first morning and a meal on the day of arrival only.
Internet will be free. They can bring an unlocked phone for USE IN GRENADA (which is very important). And will be connected to the Internet You will be provided daily lunch
5 minutes away from world Famous Grand Anse Beach, 10 minutes drive to the Capital, St. George
What else ...
time on Grand Anse Beach,
Visit to the Market
Visit to the Rum Factory and Cocoa Factory
visit to the Museum
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week