Eastern Caribbean

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Projects in Eastern Caribbean

Education

Peace Corps Volunteers in the Eastern Caribbean serve in the four island nations of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Two-year Volunteers work in primary schools, strengthening schools and enhancing the literacy skills of their students. They work with teachers in grades one to three to assess reading and writing skills, deliver lessons, or work with students in small groups targeting their unique needs, and help develop or enhance school libraries and teaching aids.

Peace Corps Response Volunteers are embedded in various government departments within the Ministry of Education and/or Youth to support other areas of need requested by the government. They are also based with community organizations, supporting activities focused on numeracy, teacher training, life skills, and youth development.

Volunteers also help facilitate after-school activities such as readers’ theater and book clubs, and also hold sessions with parents and families to support children learning to read at home. Outreach to the community, and supporting Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), are additional activities that Volunteers support.

Community activities focused on youth development, like after-school activities and library development and management, are of great importance to students and communities. Volunteers lead chess and music clubs; coach sports (soccer and cricket especially); establish school gardens; and design summer camps around science, climate change, life skills and leadership.